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BIO 226: Biodiversity: Images, Figures, tables

Citing Images

This information has been adapted from Butler University and Monroe Community College

If you are using images, figures, and/or tables that are not your own creation for presentations, websites, or papers make sure you credit your sources.

Please note: For further guidance on citing tables and figures please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association at Purdue OWL site.

If you use a table of figure (or some data in a table or figure) from another source, then you must acknowledge your source in a note below the table or figure. Add a note below the reproduced table (or figure) as described in the in text citation examples:

Material Type

In-text Citation

Reference Entry

Table, figure, or data from another print source

For material reprinted from a journal article:

Figure 1. Telomere depiction. From "Science of Aging" by D. Adams and B. Matthies, 2010, Journal of Aging, 14(3), p.62.

For material reprinted from a book:

Figure 2. The double helix. From Cell Biology 101 p.11, by B. Alberts, 2012, New York: Publishing College Press.

 


Adams, D., & Matthies, B. (2010). Science of Aging. Journal of Aging, 14(3), 60-75.

 

 

Alberts, B. (2012). Cell Biology 101. New York: Publishing College Press.

 

Table, figure, or data from another web source

Note. From International Merchandise Imports, United States, June 2009, United States Census Bureau.

United States Census Bureau. (2009). International Merchandise Imports, United States, June 2009, Retrieved October 18, 2010 from http://www.census.gov/econ/census07/www/international_imp.html

Images used as figures adapted from Harvard ( http://rmit.libguides.com/harvardvisual)

Whether you include any image/diagram or visuals in your essay, thesis or work, that is not your own creation you must include a reference. (Note. If the source you are getting the image from has a preferred way of citing use the format suggested or adapted to fit the citation style you are using.)

Example with Caption:

RMIT

Figure 1: RMIT Buildings - Brunswick Campus (Margund Sallowsky 2006)

Note: Figures should be numbered and labelled with a simple caption and positioned directly under the image.

Then in the body of your text and Reference list follow the examples below:

In-text: 
Figure 1 (Margund Sallowsky 2006) shows the innovative building design at Brunswick Campus.......

Note: Just include the Author and Date for In-text reference.

Reference list: 
Sallowsky, M 2006, RMIT buildings - Brunswick campus, digital image, RMIT University, Melbourne, viewed 12 January 2012, <http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=218ujxd8tspl1>.

Table and Captions adapted from Harvard ( http://rmit.libguides.com/harvardvisual)

If you include Table data online in your essay, thesis or work, you need to include a reference.

 

Example of Table with Caption:

Table 1: Daily residential water use in Melbourne 2012

Note: All tables need to be numbered and a simple caption above the table.

 Then in the body of your text and Reference List follow the examples below:

In-text:
Table 1 shows the daily residential water use per person in Melbourne (Melbourne Water 2012)

Note: Just include the Author and Date for the In-text reference.

Reference list:
Melbourne Water 2012, Weekly water report 5 January 2012: Chart view Daily residential water use in Melbourne, Melbourne Water, Victoria, viewed 12 January 2012, http://www.melbournewater.com.au/waterdata/waterstorages/Weekly-water-update/Pages/Weekly-water-update-archive.aspx

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