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APA Style Guide 7th Edition

General Guidelines for Citing/Adapting Tables, Figures, and Images 

Note: For creating your own tables, figures, and images see the Paper Formatting Section of This Guide. 

If you include or adapt a table, figure, or image you must include: 

  • In bold, left hand justified, label as Table # or Figure #. For Example: Table 2, Figure 4 
  • One double spaced line below table number, in italics with all major words capitalized, include the title.
  • Below the table or figure, include a note describing the table, figure, or image. The word Note is
  • An attribution for the source: From title (in quotations), by Authors (first name initial /last name), Year, Journal Title, Volume (Issue), Page Number, DOI number. If you do not have a DOI number exclude it. If it is from an internet site, include the URL in place of the DOI.    
  • A copyright attribution indicating the original source (typically the publisher). 
  • A reference entry for the table, figure, or image. 
  • If publishing professionally in a journal, you need to get copyright permission from the author.  

Cited Table 

Table 1

Principal Axis Factor Analysis with Promax Rotation Depicting Two-factor 
Structure of Nature Relatedness Items 


Note. Items rated on scale ranging from 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree.
PAF analysis indicated an optimal two-factor solution (with Eigenvalues > 1.0) that
accounted for 62.3% of the variance; Rotations converged in nine iterations. From
"Outdoor Time, Screen Time, and Connection to Nature: Troubling Trends Among 
Rural Youth," by L.R. Larson, R. Szczytko, E.P. Bowers, L.E. Stephens, K.T Stevenson,
M.F. Floyd et al., 2019, Environments and Behavior, 51(8), p. 973 (
Copyright 2019 by Sage Journals. 

Cited Figure

Figure 1
MCS Specification-Curve Analysis 


Note: Results of the specification-curve analysis for the Millennium Cohort Study
(MCS) data set. From "Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence
From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies," by A. Orben and A.K. Przybylski, 2019, 
Psychological Science, 30(5), p. 692 ( 
Copyright by Sage Journals. 

Cited Image 

Figure 2 

 Providing feedback to enhance communication and improve teaching

Image two people facing each other with feedback represented as an infinite loop between the two.

Note: Feedback should be a two way communication between principals and teachers.
From "Making Feedback Useful for Teachers," by D. Superville, 2019, Education Week,
39(9), p. 9. Copyright by Education Week.