Figure from a book
Images fall into two broad categories. These are ;
Figures. These include photographs, illustrations, drawings, diagrams, logos, graphs and maps etc.
Tables. These are simply word/numbers that are displayed in orderly rows as columns such as a spreadsheet.
If you include an image in your work, and have not created it yourself, then of course you will need to properly reference it.
When you reference an image, you should :
- Include a caption with a number and in-text citation - below the image for a figure but above the image for a table.
- Make a reference to the image at the relevant point in your text.
- Include a full reference in your Reference List/Bibliography
A reference to an image from a book will generally require the following elements:
- Author of the book
- Year of publication (in round brackets)
- Title of the book (in italics)
- Place of publication: Publisher
As can be seen from the illustration (see Figure 2), the plumage of a tawny owl is an intricate mix of black, white, brown and grey which provides the bird with excellent camouflage.
Full reference for the Reference List / Bibliography
Harrap, S. (2012) RSPB Pocket guide to British birds. 2nd edn. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.