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Health Sciences Undergraduate Library Guide

Referencing images, tables & figures

Figures can include diagrams, photographs, maps, graphs or tables.  If you include any of these visuals in your paper, you must reference them properly and acknowledge your source.

If you include figures in your work, they should be numbered and labelled with captions. Captions should be very simple and descriptive and be followed by an in-text citation (author and date).

Give full details of the figure in your list of references, i.e  author (if known), title, date, type of figure or image, publisher or issuing body and url. (Images, tables etc taken from a book or journal should be referenced as you would a book or journal)

Referencing an image

In-text Citation

Figure 1. The EBM Triad (Florida State University, 2014)


Reference list

Florida State University. College of Medicine. (2014). The EBM Triad [Image]. 

Referencing a table

In-text citation