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APA 6th Edition - SCU Referencing Guide

Figures (Images) (pp. 38, 150-167)

From a book

NOTE: Figures mean graphs, photos, illustrations (paintings, drawings), screenshots, etc.

General Format - Figure from a book

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure X. Descriptive phrase that serves as title and description. Reprinted [or adapted] from Book Title (page number), by Author First Initial. Second Initial. Surname, Year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright [Year] by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.

 

Example - Figure from a book

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure 1. List of behaviors demonstrated by young adults. Adapted from Managing Therapy-Interfering Behavior: Strategies From Dialectical Behavior Therapy (p. 172), by A. L. Chapman and M. Z. Rosenthal, 2016, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Copyright 2016 by the American Psychological Association.

References:

Chapman, A. L., & Rosenthal, M. Z. (2016). Managing therapy-interfering behavior: Strategies from dialectical behavior therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

From a journal article

General Format - Figure from a Journal Article

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure X. Descriptive phrase that serves as title and description. Reprinted [or adapted] from “Title of Article,” by Author First Initial. Second Initial. Surname, Year, Journal Title, Volume(issue), page number. Copyright [Year] by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume, page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available]

 

Example - Figure from a Journal Article

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure 1. Various social media icons. From “Social Media: A Contextual Framework to Guide Research and Practice,” by L. A. McFarland and R. E. Ployhart, 2015, Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, p. 1656. Copyright 2015 by the American Psychological Association.

References:

McFarland, L. A., & Ployhart, R. E. (2015). Social media: A contextual framework to guide research and practice. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1653–1677. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039244

From a website

It is strongly recommended that students use images licensed under Creative Commons (CC) - for further information, refer to this page on the Creative Commons Australia website: https://creativecommons.org.au/learn/howto/

However, when this is not possible, they can rely on the fair dealing for research or study provisions of the Copyright Act, when including images/ figures in their assignments; in this case, a caption/copyright statement should still be included, as well as an entry in the References list. 

General Format - Figure from a Website

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure X. From [or Adapted from] “Title of Web Document,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year (http://URL). Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission

Note that you should use the wording “Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission” only when permission has been sought and granted. 

References:

Personal or Corporate Author. (Year.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document

 

Example - Figure from a Website

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure 1. From “Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: Data, Trends and Maps. Alabama Indicator Details Percent of Adults Aged 18 Years and Older Who Are Obese,” by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 (http://nccd.cdc.gov/NPAO_DTM/DetailedData.aspx?indicator=29&statecode=30). In the public domain.

References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Nutrition, physical activity and obesity: Data, trends and maps. Alabama indicator details percent of adults aged 18 years and older who are obese. Retrieved from http://nccd.cdc.gov/NPAO_DTM/DetailedData.aspx?indicator=29&statecode=30

 

Example - Figure from a Website with a Creative Commons licence 

Caption / Copyright Statement below Figure:

Figure 1. From “Cupcakes,” by Mary and Andrew, 2011, (https://flic.kr/p/9fheG2). Some rights reserved.

References:

Mary and Andrew. (2011). Cupcakes. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/9fheG2
 

Tables (pp. 38, 125-149)

From a book

General Format - Table from a Book

In-Text Citation:

Table X would indicate that...

Title above Table:

Table X (Add title or description of table)

Caption below Table:

Note. Adapted/Retrieved/Reprinted from Book Title (page number), by Author First Initial. Second Initial. Surname, Year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright [Year] by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Author, A. A. (year). Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example - Table from a Book

Caption below Table:

Note. Reprinted from Short-term memory loss (p. 73), by K. M. Pike, 2008, New York, NY: Mackerlin Press. Copyright 2008 by the Association for Memory Research. Reprinted with permission.

References:

Pike, K. M. (2008). Short-term memory loss. New York, NY: Mackerlin Press.

From a journal article

General Format - Table from a Journal Article

In-Text Citation:

Table X would indicate that...

Title above Table:

Table X (Add title or description of table)

Caption below Table:

Note. Adapted/Retrieved/Reprinted from “Title of Article,” by Author First Initial. Second Initial. Surname, Year, Journal Title, Volume(issue), page(s). Copyright (Year) by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal home page [if available]

Example - Table from a Journal Article

Caption below Table:

Note. Adapted from "Visual Experience Enhances Infants' Use of Task-Relevant Information in an Action Task," by S. Wang and L. Kohne, 2007, Developmental Psychology, 43, p. 1515. Copyright 2003 by the American Psychological Association. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Wang, S., & Kohne, L. (2007). Visual experience enhances infants' use of task-relevant information in an action task. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1513-1522. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.43.6.1513.

From a website

General Format - Table from a Website

In-Text Citation:

Table X would indicate that...

Title above Table:

Table X (Add title or description of table)

Caption below Table:

Note. Adapted/Retrieved/Reprinted from Source website. Copyright (Year) by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or adapted] with permission.

References:

Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, put n.d.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document

Example - Table from a Website

Caption below Table:

Note. Retrieved from Roy Morgan Research. Copyright 2013 by Roy Morgan Research. Reprinted with permission.

References:

Roy Morgan Research. (2013). Sweet treats: Top 6 chocolate bars consumed by Australians in an average 4-week period, April 2012 - March 2013. Retrieved from http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/australias-fave-choc-bar-a-201308210532

Additional information

About citing figures, images or tables

Information on citing and several of the examples in this guide were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.) and the APA Blog Navigating Copyright for Reproduced Images: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-1.html.

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Tables, figures or images included only in an appendix are cited within the appendix (p. 39), and not usually included in the References list.

Tips

NOTE: Figures mean graphs, photos, illustrations, screenshots, etc. (e.g. not a Table)

Number figures consecutively throughout your paper.

Double-space the caption that appears under a figure.

When you use a figure in your paper that has been adapted or copied directly from another source, you need to reference the original source.  This reference appears as a caption underneath the figure that you copied or adapted for your paper.

All reproduced images (including tables) should be accompanied by an APA Style copyright permission statement and have a reference list entry (except for those images sold to you under a license). Refer http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-4.html

If you’re creating a PowerPoint presentation, put the APA Style copyright permission statement at the bottom of the slide in which the reproduced image appears. Refer
http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-4.html

If an image, figure or table is reproduced from another source for a published work, permission must be sought from the copyright holder and this information must be included in the caption; it is not enough just to cite the source. For example: Copyright 2014 by the ABC Company. Reprinted with permission.

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