How do you cite an image found in a journal article for a class PowerPoint presentation?

Answer

Since this is a PowerPoint presentation for class, and not a work that you are planning on publishing, the standards are different, i.e. you don't need to worry about copyright permission.

The section on images (or as they say in APA, "figures") in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. is quite extensive. Looking through the section, there are examples on pp. 249 & 250 that will work for what you are trying to do.

Basically, each image will have the following.

  • Images will be labeled "figure," and numbered in sequential order, i.e. Figure 1
  • Each figure will have a descriptive title
  • Below the figure will be a note field that explains what the viewer is seeing
  • At the end of the note, proceeded with the word "From" you will add the citation for the journal article the figure is from, including the p. number.
  • The example included in the APA manual is intended for a published work, so it included a copyright statement and a copyright permission statement. Since this is for a class PowerPoint, you can skip those two elements.

Attached are two page images of two pages from the APA manual that will show you how they cited an image/figure.

Since the citation is included with the image, I don't think you would need to add the journal citation to your works cited page if the only use of the particular article is for the image.

  • Last Updated Oct 16, 2023
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  • Answered By Todd White

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