For your assignments you may include tables and figures within the body of the text. Occasionally, you may be asked to include them as separate appendices as you would if you were submitting a paper to an academic journal for publishing.
Check with your tutor for the precise requirements for each piece of work.
Figures are visual images to support ideas in a paper (drawings, graphs, photographs and maps). They appear as numbered figures in the assignment (Figure 1, Figure 2…etc).
Format for figures:
Tables include technical data in easily interpreted and comparable forms.
Format for tables:
Re using Figures/ tables or images
For non-commercial, educational purposes you can use re use figures or images (this falls within the fair dealing aspect of copyright for educational purposes).
There needs to be a copyright attribution (instead of an in-text citation) and a reference list entry.
Layout of a figure or image
Above the figure/ image in bold type Figure 1 or 2, etc. and then add the descriptive title of the figure in italics on a new line - following the instructions above.
The copyright attribution comes beneath the figure and would be in the following format as a journal article example:
Note. From "Welcome to College? Developing a Richer Understanding of the Transition Process for Adult First Year Students Using Reflective Written Journals," by A. Risquez, S. Moore, and M. Morley, 2007, Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 9(2), p. 3 (https://doi.org/10.2190/cs.9.2.d). Copyright 2007 by SAGE Publications.
See the APA's samples figures for more examples (the Sample line graph example shows you how to write the copyright attribution for a figure you have used from an article).
You still need to include a reference list entry for the source the figure/table has been reproduced from - e.g. journal article, webpage, etc.
This guidance from Coventry University is very useful but doesn't include the copyright attribution which is required for re used figures and images: https://libguides.coventry.ac.uk/apa/images