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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Images, Infographics, Maps, Charts & Tables

Inserting Figures (Images, Infographics) and Tables (Charts, Graphs) in your Paper

 If you reproduce ("insert") a figure or table in your assignment:

  1. Assign each a figure or table number, in bold and left-aligned.
  2. Include a title (in your own words) of the figure or table in italics.
  3. Insert the figure or table into your paper.
  4. Create an attribution note underneath the figure or table to show where you found it. See the box below, "Elements to Include in the Attribution under the Figure".
  5. Cite the figure or table in your Reference List. Use the citation format of the source where the image is found. (E.g., if you find the image on a website, cite the website.)

Examples

Remember to also include a full citation in your Reference List.

Example: Inserting a Map from Google Maps

Figure 1​

Street Map of Seneca College Newnham Campus  

Map of Seneca Newnham Campus 

Note. This map displays the roads leading to Newnham Campus. From Google Maps, by Google (https://goo.gl/maps/FdG6THbGKLLMbv5D7). In the public domain.

Remember to also include a full citation in your Reference List.

Example: Inserting a Table from a Journal

Table 1​

Comparison of Antimicrobial Resistant Genes in Chicken Gut Microbiome Grown on Organic and Conventional Diet

Antibiotics Conventional Diet
Amoxicillan ampC, sugE
Penicillin ampC, sugE

From "Comparison of Antimicrobial Resistant Genes in Chicken Gut Microbiome Grown on Organic and Conventional Diet," by N. V. Hegde, S. Kariyawasam, and C. DebRoy, 2016, Veterinary and Animal Science, 13(2), p. 13 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vas.2016.07.001). Copyright 2016 by Elsevier BV.

Remember to also include a full citation in your Reference List.

Example: Inserting an Image from an eBook 

Figure 2​

Santa Maria dei Miracoli Church

 

Note. A detail from the south facade, Santa Maria dei Miracoli church. From "Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism," by T. Nichols, 2016, p. 66, Laurence King Publishing. Copyright 2016 by akg-images. 

If the photograph or image is your own, you do not need to cite it or include a figure note.

However, Seneca Libraries recommends adding a figure note beneath the image that reads "Photograph by author" or "Image by author."

Elements to Include in the Attribution under the Figure

Elements to Include in the Attribution under the Figure:

 

►Note (optional)

If you need to explain the figure or table, do so in a note before the citation. 

►"From" or "Adapted from"

If you are reusing the exact image, start the copyright attribution statement with From. If you are recreating an image, start the statement with Adapted from

►Citation Information

Use the order of: "Title of Article" by A. Author and B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), p. xx.

Example:

"Sleep Deprivation in New Mothers" by A. Georgievski, 2016, Postpartum Journal, 7(4), p. 32.

►Copyright Information

Include one of the following at the end of the attribution under the figure:

  • Copyright year by Name of Copyright Holder.

    • The copyright holder of a journal article is the publisher of a journal, usually found at the bottom of the journal's website, next to the copyright symbol.

    • Example: Copyright 2020 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

  • In the public domain.

  • Creative Commons license (e.g., CC BY) 

 

Citing Information from an Image, Infographic, Chart, Table or Graph

Citing Information From an Image, Infographic, Chart, Table or Graph (Not Inserting It)

​This happens if you only wish to cite information from an image, infographic, chart, table, or graph and are not inserting it in your paper:

  1. Provide an in-text citation. Use the citation format of the source where the image is found. (E.g., if you find the image on a website, use the in-text citation of a website). 
  2. Cite the image in your Reference List. Use the citation format of the source where the image is found. (E.g., if you find the image on a website, cite the website). 
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