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APA 6th Edition

Citing data from a table or figure

If you are citing data from a table or figure, you can use the typical APA Style approach to in-text citations e.g., (Lastname, year, p. X). If you retrieved the information from a resource that doesn't have page numbers, cite the table or figure number instead of a page or paragraph number e.g., (Lastname, year, Figure 6). See "How to Cite Part of a Work" for other example citations to resources without page numbers. Make sure to include the source for the table or figure in the list of references.

Adapting or recreating a table or figure

If you are adapting or recreating a table or figure that was originally published by someone else, you will need to provide a copyright statement beneath the table or figure as well as include a corresponding reference entry. Please see the APA Style Blog's "Navigating Copyright for Reproduced Images: Part 4. Writing the Copyright Statement" for information and examples.

To determine if you need to obtain copyright permission to use a table or figure in your document, please see "Copyright Guidelines for Students". Authors of theses or dissertations must obtain copyright permissions to use copyright-protected illustrations; please see "Copyright Information For Thesis Publication" for information. If you have questions about copyright, please contact the Copyright Office.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

Citing data from a table or figure

If you are citing data from a table or figure, you can use the typical APA Style approach to in-text citations e.g., (Lastname, year, p. X). If you retrieved the information from a resource that doesn't have page numbers, cite the table or figure number instead of a page or paragraph number e.g., (Lastname, year, Table/Figure #). See Citing Specific Parts of a Source for other example citations to resources without page numbers. Make sure to include the source for the table or figure in the list of references.

Adapting or recreating a table or figure

If you are adapting or recreating a table or figure that was originally published by someone else, you will need to provide a copyright statement beneath the table or figure as well as include a corresponding reference entry (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 385). Please see the APA Style's Sample Figures and Sample Tables for example copyright statements and see pages 384-391 in the APA Style manual for information and more examples.

To determine if you need to obtain copyright permission to use a table or figure in your document, please see Copyright Guidelines for Students. Authors of theses or dissertations must obtain copyright permissions to use copyright-protected illustrations; please see Copyright Information For Thesis Publication for information. If you have questions about copyright, please contact the Copyright Office.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000