How do I cite information that I am presenting in a table (i.e. that I have created), when the statistics I have compiled are from different sources?

  • As it stands, the question is a bit unclear. Could you make an example table? Sep 27, 2016 at 14:05
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When it comes to citations with reference to a table, I often see it implemented in the APA-style, that is:

  • table heading above the table

  • in the table text, there are small letters in superscript (a, b, c...)

  • the references are named below the table, again with the small letters in superscript, but all in one line

I found this example in the APA Style Blog:

Citations in a table

In addition, that blog post offers a different example in which the respective references are placed in their own column:

Table with references in a specific column

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