- When citing figures in the text of your work, you need to acknowledge them in two places:
- within the written body of your paper, and
- below the figure.
- Within the written body of your paper, cite the figure as you would for a normal in-text reference.
- Refer to the figure by its assigned number. Do NOT refer to the figure as “the Figure above/below”, or “the Figure on page 17”.
As shown in Figure 4 . . . (West, 2012).
Figure 4 illustrates . . . (West, 2012).
The diagram shows . . . (West, 2012, Figure 4).
- A figure from a creative commons source will include a double-spaced caption with the following elements directly below the figure:
- label of figure in italics (e.g. Figure 4.)
- title of image (or brief description)
- title of the creative commons source preceded with the words Adapted/Reprinted from
- author(s) initials followed by family name, or institute/organisation, preceded with the word by
- year of image
- retrieval statement in the form of a URL
Figure 4. Classroom tour 3. Reprinted from Flicker, by Kathy Cassidy, 2006, Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/7UahE9
Author. (Year). Title [Form]. Retrieved from URL
- The figure must appear in the reference list, and the citation is formatted in correct APA style of the original source.
- Also include the form type in square brackets e.g. [Website image].
Cassidy, K. (2006). Classroom tour 3. [Website image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/7UahE9