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APA Help (7th Edition)

Tables

Tables:

  • Use tables for the purpose of simplifying text.
  • In text, refer (callout) to every table. 
    • eg. "As shown in Table 2, the..."
    • eg. "(see Table 2)."
  • Number tables in the order they are first mentioned in text beginning with Table 1.  Table numbers should be in bold and flush to the left one double-spaced line above the table title. 
  • Italicize the table title.
  • DO NOT WRITE "the table above" or "the table below."
  • Be consistent in the formatting and vocabulary of all tables when writing a paper..
  • Ensure each column has a heading.
  • Capitalize ONLY the first letter of the first word of all headings.
  • Notes are placed below the table.
  • If the table is from another source, include a copyright attribution as part of the table note below the table specifying whether it is from another source or adapted from another source.  A reference entry for the source of the table is also required.
    • eg. "Note. From..."
    • eg. "Note. Adapted from..."
    • eg. "Note. The data in column 1 are from..." 

Table Examples

Example

See Table 1 as a guide to the formatting of a tableThe following tables and notes are each adapted from: American Psychological Association (2019). Tables and figures. APA Style. https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/tables-figures/index

 

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Note. Basic Table Components.  Adapted from "Basic Components of a Table" by American Psychological Association, 2020, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), p. 200 (https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000). Copyright 2020 by the American Psychological Association.

 

Note. Sample table showing proper copyright attribution.  From "Table 7.14 Sample Factor Analysis Table" by American Psychological Association, 2020, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), p. 218 (https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000). Copyright 2020 by the American Psychological Association.

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