Invention - use APA format for tables and figures

Malc Prentice

Exact formatting is hard to describe - while you read this, look at the example file in Dropbox ("Style - using figures and tables.docx")

APA rules for Tables and Figures

APA rules for tables

For figures (graphs/charts/maps/photos/diagrams)

APA rules for For Figures

Cite tables/figures from another source

This section needs checking. There may be errors. Before you use it, let me know.The reason there may be errors is that most writers and researchers do not this - the only data is from their own research. It would be better to describe the data in words or make your own data/figure. However, if it is necessary, just say where you got it:

Figures

Figure 3: Change in forest cover by year. Adapted from Smith (1999)

Figure 3: Change in forest cover by year. Reprinted from from Smith (1999)

Then give the APA reference in the References section

Tables

Give the citation in a note under the table

Do NOT put it in your references section - give the reference here in caption style:

Pattern for a Journal Article

Note. Adapted from "Title of Article," by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, year, Title of Journal, volume, p. xx. Copyright year by the Name of Copyright Holder. Adapted with permission.

Example for a Journal Article

Note. Reprinted from "Impact of Chocolate on Homework," by M. M. Cadbury and F. F. Meiji, 2001, Nutritional Psychology, 46, p. 387. Copyright 2001 by the Chocolate Publishing Foundation. Adapted with permission.

Pattern for a book

Note. Reprinted from Title of Book (page number), by A. B. Author and C. D Author, year, City: Publisher. Copyright 1999 by the Name of Copyright Holder.

Example for a book

Note. Adapted from Impact of Chocolate on Homework ())p. 7) by M. M. Cadbury and F. F. Meiji, 2001, Oxford: OUP. Copyright 2001 by the Chocolate Publishing Foundation. Adapted with permission.

Pattern for a website

Note. Reprinted from "Title of Webpage", by A. B. Author and C.D. Author, 1999. Retrieved from (link) Copyright 1999 by the Name of Website, or give the creative commons license type.

Example for a website

Note. Reprinted from "Impact of Chocolate on Homework" by M. M. Cadbury and F. F. Meiji, 2001. Retrieved from http://fakewebsite.com Copyright 2001 by Fake Website Name in Title Case.