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Tables and Figures: Citing Sources for Tables and Figures

General Guidelines for Citing in Tables and Figures

If a table or figure is copied from an already published source or if it is adapted from an already published source, APA copyright attribution is necessary. An APA copyright attribution contains information from the reference list entry of the word, but in a different order than in the reference entry. There is also additional information about the material’s copyright and permission status. Per APA 7 (2020),

  • state whether the material was printed or adapted (use “From” for reprintings and “Adapted from” for adaptations);
  • provide the title, author, year of publication, and source of the material;
  • indicate the material’s copyright status, which will be the copyright year and name of the copyright holder, a statement that the work is licensed in the Creative Commons, or a statement that the work is in the public domain; and
  • provide the permission statement as requested by the copyright holder if permission was sought and obtained. (p. 389)

The copyright attribution for a reprinted or adapted table or figure is placed at the end of the general note for the table for figure. The following are templates and examples of how to cite common sources Walden students use; however, also review APA 7, Sections 12.14-12.18 as well as Tables 12.1 and 12.2. In addition, see the SMRTguide for Reproducing and Adapting Tables in Doctoral Capstone Documents and the SMRTguide for Reproducing or Adapting Figures in Doctoral Capstone Documents. For even more examples in the APA 7 Manual, see Table 7.14 in Section 7.21, Figure 7.3 in Section 7.36, Figure 7.14 in Section 7.36, and Figure 7.21 in Section 7.36.

Journal Article

Template

From [or Adapted from] “Title of Article in Title Case,” by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, year, Title of the Journal in Title Case, volume(Issue), p. xx (DOI or URL).

Example

From “Portrait of Counseling Psychology: Demographics, Roles, Activities, and Values Across Three Decades,” by J. W. Lichtenberg, H. Hutman, and R. K. Goodyear, 2018, Counseling Psychologist, 46(1), p. 70. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000018754532)

Corresponding Reference Entry

Lichtenberg, J. W., Hutman, H., & Goodyear, R. K. (2018). Portrait of counseling psychology: Demographics, roles, activities, and values across three decades. Counseling Psychologist, 46(1), 50-76. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000018754532

Book

Template

From [or Adapted from] Title of Book in Title Case (edition or volume, p. xx), by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, year, Publisher.

Example

From Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (5th ed., p. 532), by I. D. Yalom and M. Leszca, 2005, Basic Books.

Corresponding Reference Entry

Yalom, I. D., & Leszca, M. (2005). Theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). Basic Books

Edited Book Chapter

Template

From [or Adapted from] “Title of Chapter in Title Case,” by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, in E. F. Editor (Ed.), Title of Book in Title Case (edition or volume, p. xx), year, Publisher.

Example

From “Chapter 5: Collaborative Collection Management,” by E. E. Carrigan, N. G. Buford, and A. G. Ugaz, in S. K. Kendall (Ed.), Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century (p. 173), 2018, Rowman & Littlefield.

Corresponding Reference Entry

Carrigan, E. E., Buford, N. G., & Ugaz, A. G. (2018). Chapter 5: Collaborative collection management. In S. K. Kendall (Ed.), Health sciences collection management for the twenty-first century (pp. 149–166). Rowman & Littlefield.

Institutional Report

Template

From [or Adapted from] Title of Institutional Report in Title Case by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, Institution Name, year (http://www.urlofreport.com).

Example

From Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2014 by J. McFarland, J. Cui, and P. Stark, National Center for Education Statistics, 2018 (https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018117.pdf).

Corresponding Reference Entry

McFarland, J., Cui, J., & Stark, P. (2018). High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2014. National Center for Education Statistics. https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018117.pdf

Webpage

Template

From [or Adapted from] “Title of Web Page in Title Case,” by A. B. Author and C. D. Author, year (http://www.urlofpage.com).

Example

From “Workforce,” by American Nurses Association, no date (https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/).

Corresponding Reference Entry

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Workforce. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/workforce/