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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style
Important
The guidelines for referencing figures in this section are special adaptations of the full requirements of the Publication Manual (7th ed.) for use by undergraduate students. Postgraduate students and anyone intending to publish their work should reference figures to publication standard with proper copyright attribution. See the APA for postgrads page or contact your Liaison Librarian for more details.

Referencing a figure/graph 

A figure or graph can be referenced in much the same way as an image whose creator is uncredited—i.e., by referencing the source in which the graph appears. For example:

Author, A., Author, B., Author, C., Author, D., & Author, E. (Date). Title of journal article: Subtitle in sentence case. Title of Journal in Italic Title Casevolume(issue number), page range of article.

Edwards, R., Peace, J., Stanley, J., Atkinson, J., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2012). Setting a good example? Changes in smoking prevalence among key occupational groups in New Zealand: Evidence from the 1981 and 2006 censuses. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(3), 329-337.


Examples

Figure 1

Crude Smoking Prevalence in 2006 Census by Occupational Group (bars, with 95% CI)
A graph from a journal article about smoking cessation with appropriate figure labelling, title, citation and reference list entry.
(Edwards et al., 2012, p. 332)

Reference list entry

Edwards, R., Peace, J., Stanley, J., Atkinson, J., Wilson, N., & Thomson, G. (2012). Setting a good example? Changes in smoking prevalence among key occupational groups in New Zealand: Evidence from the 1981 and 2006 censuses. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 14(3), 329-337.

In-text citations

Narrative
Figure 1 shows the correlation between...

Parenthetical
... occupational groups' smoking habits (Figure 1).

 

Note
Because the image caption contains the information an in-text citation would normally, you can simply refer to the relevant figure in the body of your assignment (as above).
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