An appendix is a section that can come after the reference list that includes supplementary content that doesn't go in the main text.
Example: results table from a cited source, an info-graphic, a guideline checklist, or a diagram of complex equipment.
Point readers to the content of an appendix in the body of an article by referring to the corresponding appendix heading.
Example: This kitchen is rated a 5 on the Hazard Scale (for more information on the Hazard Scale, see Appendix B).
Format an appendix the same way you would start a reference list, with "Appendix" centered at the top of a new page. If there is more than one appendix, start each on a new page and include a capital letter with the heading. Appendices are lettered and organized by the order they are referred to in the body of the article.
Each table is assigned a number based on the order it is used in the article. Located below the table number (and just above the table itself) should be a clear but concise title in italics. Notes about the table go underneath the table. To format one, put "Note." in italics with a period or colon then follow it with a description or explanation.
Example provided courtesy of Dr. Kandi Pitchford.
For more information on formatting and when to use tables, check out the link below.
Similar to tables, each figure is assigned a number based on the order it is used in the article. Types of figures include, but are not limited to, graphs, charts, maps, drawings, and photographs. Some figures use symbols to represent data, and those figures use legends embedded in the graphic to explain those symbols. Every figure has a caption underneath it that explains the figure, and if appropriate, refers readers to figure's source. The first sentence of a caption serves dual functions as the figure's title and a description. To format a caption, start with "Figure x." at the beginning in italics with a period, then follow it with the description title and appropriate information.
Figure 1. Official Emblem of South College.
For more examples and guidelines for how and when to use figures in a paper, follow the link below.
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