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APA 7th Citation Guide > Figures and Images

Figure, Image, Photograph, Chart, Diagram, Graph, Logo, Drawing, etc.

Use "Table" for tables and "Figure" for all other types of images.

If you cite a figure found in a document (e.g., book, article, etc.) without inserting it in your text (that is, without reproducing it), cite the document and mention the page where you found the figure (e.g., p. 45), its number (e.g., Figure 3), or even both (e.g., Figure 3, p. 45).

Attention! Any figure (image, diagram, photo, chart, table, etc.) inserted in a text should be accompanied by a caption that includes the copyright mention and is placed under the figure.
In addition, a graph legend should explain the symbols, abbreviations, and terminology used in it.

IMPORTANT: To use a copyrighted figure in a document (dissertation, thesis, journal article, etc.), you must first obtain permission from the copyrights holder. Add "Reprinted with permission" at the end of the caption*.
E.g., Copyright 2008 by W. Sigmund. Reprinted with permission.
        Copyright 2012 by IEEE. Reprinted with permission.

*Considering the case of figures inserted in unpublished students assignments, in the following examples we used "Reproduced with permission" instead of "Reprinted with permission".

If you insert in your text (that is, you reproduce) a figure from a document (e.g., book, article, etc.), you must first obtain permission from the copyrights holder. Cite the document and mention the page where you found the figure (e.g., p. 45).

***If an image is used exclusively as an embellishment (e.g., in a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation) or as wallpaper (e.g., in a PowerPoint presentation), it should not have a number or a caption. Mention the source of the image at the bottom of the page or slide and do not include it in the reference list at the end of the document.

Find Images

Free images that can be used without asking permission:

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Cite Images

Attention! Even though you obtained permission to use an image, you still need to cite it. Also, cite the source of royalty-free images and of images in the public domain.