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Referencing: Figures/Tables/Images

Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Figures/Tables/Images examples

Source                                     In-text                                       
End-text      
Figure
 

(Pear, 2001, Figure 7.5)

Note. Use the basic author/year mention, with an added entry about the figure being referred to.
Pear, J. (2001). The science of learning. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology
Press.
Image in a book

(Seckel, 2004, Mona Lisa’s Chair, p. 221)

 Mona Lisa’s Chair (Seckel, 2004, p. 221)

Seckel, A. (2004). Masters of deception: Escher, Dali and the artists of
optical illusion. London, England: Sterling Publishing. 

Note. The figure, number, or caption only appears in the in-text citation, not in the end text reference. The end text reference only gives the details of the source material.

Table
(Sousa, 2008, Table 4.2)

Note. Use the basic author/year mention, with an added entry about the figure being referred to. 

Sousa, D. A. (2008). How  the brain learns mathematics. Thousand
Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Things to remember when referencing figures, tables and images

Figures: Figures include images, graphs, charts, maps, drawings, illustrations, photographs, diagrams etc.

Images: You should not provide citations or references for images, but, rather you should cite the source (e.g., journal article, internet document, blog post) where the image can be retrieved ( the same is true for tables, figures, and appendices). (From APA Style Blog)

In-text:

Any image used in your assignment requires a caption. If the image is not your own work, it also requires an in-text citation to the original source.

A caption should include:

The word Figure (italics) and a number (from 1, in numerical order)
A title for the figure or brief description
An in-text citation for the reference of the source, which includes the Author(s), date and page number for the source.

End-text:

The end-text reference only gives the details of the source. e.g. book, journal article, webpage.