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Figures and Tables

In APA, any figures and tables you wish to include are not included in the main text of your paper. Instead they are placed on a separate page(s) after the references page. APA also states:

  • Figures and tables should not be included in your research papers if the figure or table does not add substantively to the understanding of the paper or duplicates other elements of the paper.
  • All elements within the figure or table should be labeled or explained. 
  • Figures and tables must be referenced in text and given proper credit in the figure or table caption.

Example of an APA formatted figure and table.

In-text Example

When a scholar or researcher writes a research-based paper, new knowledge is created (see Figure 1). The credibility of the new knowledge depends on the credibility of the sources that author uses (see Table 1).