Tables and figures differ in terms of how they convey information, but APA Style presents them in a similar format. For more information on formatting tables and figures in your APA Style paper, check out these guides:
If the license associated with the image you are using states that attribution is required, then provide a copyright attribution in the figure note (below the image) and a reference list entry for the image in the reference list. Many (but not all) images with Creative Commons licenses require attribution. Even if a work you use is in the public domain (like the painting below) it is advisable to provide attribution for the work.
To use the image as a figure in an APA Style paper:
The copyright attribution consists of the same elements as the reference list entry, but in a different order (title, author, date, site name, URL), followed by the name of the Creative Commons License or image Copyright if applicable.
|Degas' The Dance Class|
Note. From The Dance Class [Painting], by E. Degas, 1874, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438817).
Degas, E. (1874). The dance class [Painting]. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, United States. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438817
Parenthetical: (Degas, 1874)
Narrative: Degas (1874)
|Production Still from Lovecraft Country|
Note. From Jamie Chung, Michael K. Williams, and Aunjanue Ellis in the season one finale of Lovecraft Country [Production Still], by E. J. Adé, 2020, New Republic (https://imageserver.ebscohost.com/img/imageqv/actual/nrp/20210401/40924805.jpg?ephost1=dGJyMNLe80Sepq84yOvqOLCmsEmepq5Srqa4SK6WxWXS). Copyright 2020 by E. J. Adé/HBO.
Adé, E. J. (2020). [Jamie Chung, Michael K. Williams, and Aunjanue Ellis in the season one finale of Lovecraft Country] [Production Still]. New Republic, 252(1), 47. https://imageserver.ebscohost.com/img/imageqv/actual/nrp/20210401/40924805.jpg?ephost1=dGJyMNLe80Sepq84yOvqOLCmsEmepq5Srqa4SK6WxWXS
Parenthetical: (Adé, 2020)
Narrative: Adé (2020)
Artist, A. (Year of release). Title of artwork [medium]. Name of museum, City, State, Country. URL of museum
Hopper, E. (1942). Nighthawks [Painting]. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States. https://www.artic.edu/artworks/111628/nighthawks
Note: if the artwork is available via a museum website, cite that website at the end of the citation. If there is no associated website, simply omit the URL.
Photographer, P. (Year of publication). Title of photograph [Photograph]. Source. URL
Ryan, S. (2019). [Sea smoke on Lake Michigan] [Photograph] New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/world/year-in-pictures.html
Note: if the artwork does not have a title, briefly describe the work and put that description in square brackets.
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