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APA 7th referencing style

This is a guide to using the APA 7th referencing style from the American Psychological Association. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Referencing tables

  • Each table needs to be numbered in the order in which they appear in the document eg. Table 1, Table 2.
  • Always refer to a table by their number. Statements such as “in the table below” or "the table shown on page 78” should not be used.
  • Provide each table with a brief but explanatory title. This should appear below the table number.
  • A table note (caption) should be included the bottom of the table to acknowledge that the table has been reproduced from another source. 
  • If a table is being reproduced for inclusion in a work which is being published, you must seek permission from the copyright holder. This permission must also be included in the table note (caption). The word “Note” is included at the start in italics.
  • "Note" is used in place of in-text reference.
  • Include the full reference in the reference list.
  • Check out some table examples

Copyright statements

  • If the table has been reprinted, include "Reprinted with permission" after copyright statement.
  • If the table has been adapted, include "Adapted with permission" after copyright statement.
Type Statement Example
Copyrighted material Copyright Year by Copyright Holder Name Copyright 2019 by The University of Queensland.
Creative Commons CC relevant licence abbreviation CC BY-SA
Public domain In the public domain In the public domain.

 

Table note (caption) format

Journal Article:

Elements of the table note

Note. From (use if reprinted) or Adapted from “Title of Article,” by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name, Year, Title of Journal, Volume(Issue - if available), p. xx. (DOI or Web address - if available). Copyright statement.

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Example table note  Note. From "Using a Gratitude Intervention to Enhance Well-Being in Older Adults" by A. Killen and A. Macaskill, 2015, Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(4), p. 955. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9542-3). Copyright 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Reprinted with permission.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The table note is used instead. 
Reference list

Killen, A., & Macaskill, A. (2015). Using a gratitude intervention to enhance well-being in older adults. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(4), 947–964. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9542-3

EndNote reference type

Journal article

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Book:

Elements of the table note

Note. From (for reprinted) Adapted from Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), by Author - first name initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name initial(s). Author - last name, Year, Publisher. (DOI or Web address - if available). Copyright statement. 

If you are using it in a published work, include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission at the end.

Example table note 

Note. Adapted from Systematic reviews in health care: A practical guide (p. 83), by P. Glaszious, L. Irwig, C. Bain and G. Colditz, 2001, Cambridge University Press. Copyright 2001 by Cambridge University Press. Adapted with permission.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The table note is used instead.
Reference list

Glaszious, P., Irwig, L., Bain, C., & Colditz, G. (2001). Systematic reviews in health care: A practical guide. Cambridge University Press.

EndNote reference type

Book

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Book Chapter:

Elements of the table note

Note. From (or reprint) or Adapted from “Title of Chapter,” by Author first name - initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name - initial(s). Author - last name, in Editor - first name initial(s). Editor - last name (Ed.), Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), Year, Publisher. (DOI or Web address - if available). Copyright statement.

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Example table note  Note. From "Evidence About Diagnosis" by J. Doust, in T. Hoffman, S. Bennett and C. Del Mar (Eds), Evidence-Based Practice: Across the Health Professions (p.141), 2010, Elsevier Australia. Copyright 2010 by Elsevier Australia. Reprinted with permission.
In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The table note is used instead.
Reference list

Doust, J. (2010). Evidence about diagnosis. In T. Hoffman, S. Bennett, & C. Del Mar (Eds.), Evidence-based practice: Across the health professions (pp. 128-144). Elsevier Australia.

EndNote reference type

Book chapter

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".

Website:

Elements of the table note

Note. From (if reprinted) or Adapted from “Title of Web Document,” by Author - first name initial(s). Author - last name and Author - first name initial(s). Author - last name, Year (Web address). Copyright statement. 

If you are using it in a published work, at the end include Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission. 

Example table note  Note. From "Health is not the same for everyone" by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2016 (https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016-in-brief/contents/health-is-not-the-same-for-everyone). Copyright 2016 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Reprinted with permission.

 

In-text reference An in-text reference is not used. The table note is used instead.
Reference list

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2016). Health is not the same for everyone. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016-in-brief/contents/health-is-not-the-same-for-everyone

EndNote reference type

Web Page

To ensure the in-text reference does not appear, in Word, insert the in-text citation as usual. Highlight the reference, go to "Edit and Management Citations" and in the "Formatting" menu, click on "Show Only in Bibliography" then on "OK".