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APA citation style: Tables & Figures

A guide to using the APA 6th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

APA examples: Tables and figures

Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List & Notes

All or part of a table, figure, or data used in text:
From a print journal

Figure 6. Adapted from “A Conceptual Validation Study of the Texture Response on the Rorschach, " by A. Marsh and D. J. Viglione, 1992, Journal of Personality Assessment, 58(3), p. 576. Copyright 1992 by Society for Personality Assessments. Adapted with permission.

Marsh, A., & Viglione, D. J. (1992). A Conceptual validation study of the texture response on the Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 58(3), 571-579.

Republished or adapted tables, figures or data must be clearly marked and the original source provided in text and appended to the caption of the table or figure.

All or part of a table, figure, or data used in text:
From a book

Note. From Thermophysical Properties of Fluids, p. 113, by M. J. Assael, 1998, London: Imperial College Press. Copyright 1998 by Imperial College Press. Reprinted with permission.

Assael, M. J. (1998). Thermophysical properties of fluids. London: Imperial College Press.

 

Add in-text citation to the text of the illustration’s caption.

All or part of a table, figure, or data used in text:
From the Web.

Note. The data in column # are from International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2009, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Copyright 2009 by ABS. Reprinted with permission.

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2009). International merchandise imports Australia, January 2009 (No. 5439.0), Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/5439.0Nov%202009?OpenDocument

 

Add in-text citation to the text of the illustration’s caption.