All the professional programs (Sustainability, Info. Tech., Math for Teaching, Biotechnology) - as well as some of the liberal arts fields, including Biology - use APA format for Tables, Figures, and other graphics.
General differences between Table and Figure format
- Tables contain textual or numerical data, while figures are graphic
- A table title is on top, while figure titles are below
- Table titles should provide an explanation of the table, and indicate statistical information, or provide citation information
- For figures a description or explanatory caption (legend) should be located after the title
Social Sciences use CMS and Humanities use MLA. Please refer to the discipline-specific guidelines for examples of tables and figures formatted for these writing styles.
These websites provide more detail about formatting tables, figures, and other graphics for the different writing styles: