Example

Here is a graph created from data taken from a study conducted by the University of Michigan. The graph is located on the government web site National Institute on Drug Abuse. Below the graph is a caption giving an explanation of the figure and the figure title (the title is the first sentence of the caption). Captions should be brief, descriptive and include citation information.

Marijuana or Cigarette Use

Figure 4. Graph of the percent of 12th grade students reporting marijuana or cigarette use in the past month from the years 1975 to 2011 from a study conducted by the University of Michigan. Adapted from "Topics in Brief: Marijuana," by National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. (2011). Percent of 12th Grade Students Reporting Marijuana or Cigarette Use in the Past Month, 1975 to 2011 [Graph]. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/marijuana. Copyright 2011by the University of Michigan.

 

Notice that the full citation for the source comes after the "Adapted from" information. In this case, the full citation for this source would be:

National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. (2011). Percent of 12th Grade Students Reporting Marijuana

or Cigarette Use in the Past Month, 1975 to 2011 [Graph]. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/topics-in-brief/marijuana

 

Any figures used in the body of the paper should be included in the References list as well.