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I have used a few books and articles to prepare for a talk, but I only used some of them directly in my slides. The slides also include parts that are made based my knowledge (background knowledge plus what I learned from reading those sources) but are not new information and could be found in those sources.

Should I cite all of those sources in my references slide? If yes, do I need to reference each piece of material on the slide, or just citing the sources at the end would be enough if I didn't use them directly?

NOTE My question is not a duplication this because that question is asking about referencing for presentation in general, but my question is not about referencing the sources I used directly, but those I read to build up my knowledge for the presentation but did not use directly.

  • @HermanToothrot Definitely not a duplicate. That question is asking about referencing for presentation in general, but my question is not about referencing the sources I used directly, but those I read to build up my knowledge for the presentation but did not use directly. I'm decided on how to reference those used directly and don't have a question about that at this point. – nra May 24 '18 at 10:53
  • Would you mind explaining where in that question you mentioned the answer is?! I think the difference is very clear! – nra May 24 '18 at 22:08
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What is the purpose of your talk?

  • If you are reporting progress of your work, focus on your work. In that case it is typically not relevant which general resources you used to brush up your understanding of the topic. 

  • If the purpose is at least partially teaching, I'd put them into a "Recommended Reading" slide / part of a slide at the end of the presentation.

  • Could also be titled “further reading”... – Solar Mike May 24 '18 at 13:41

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