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Citing in APA Format: Graphs, Charts & Tables

This guide will assist you in citing electronic and print resources. Each tab will indicate the type of resource and how to cite.


Graph, Chart or Table from a Book

Author. (Publication Date). Title of graph, chart or table [type of figure]. in author or editor of work, Title of work. Place of Publication: Publisher.


New Strategist. (2008). Women's time use by age, 2007 [Table]. in New Strategist Editors, American women: Who

                they are and how they live (4ht ed.). Ithaca, NY: New Strategist Publications, Inc.


Graph, Chart, or Table Retrieved Online

Author. (Publication Date). Title of graph, chart, or table [type of figure]. Title of website. Available/Retrieved from URL

  • If the graph does not have a title, then describe the content in brackets.


Online Figure with Title

US Census Bureau. (2002). Industries in Which California Ranks First in Terms of Sales or Receipts Per Capita [Table].

               2002 Economic Census. Retrieved from

Online Figure without Title

National Center for Education Statistics. (2007). [Chart showing racial makeup of San Francisco Unified School District

             students under age 18]. Common Core of Data. Retrieved from

Table from Simply Map database

Geographic Research, Inc. (2012). EASI/MRI Consumer Expenditure Data 2011 retrieved August 17, 2012, from Simply Map


Courtesy of Golden Gate University APA Research Guide

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