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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

In-text Citation & Reference Formatting

When citing a figure in-text, always refer to the figure by its figure number.


1. Figure 1 shows the event-related potentials...

2. The association between Idea A and Idea B was not significant for women (see Figure 1).

Each source cited in the figure note should have a matching reference in your reference list.

Reference each item according to the format. For example, if you used information from a book to create a figure in your paper, that book should be listed in your references. 

Click on the referencing tabs to the left to find the appropriate format for other item types.