If you are citing an article in an essay, it is important to make sure you are doing it correctly.
First, determine the type of source the article came from, such as a print or online magazine, a journal, or a website.
This will help you to properly attribute the source of the article in the essay. Once you have identified the source, you will need to include the URL or DOI in the essay.
Make sure to include the author’s name if the article was handwritten or published online.
The next step is to decide how you want to cite the article in the essay. You can use a signal phrase, which is a phrase that indicates to the reader that the information you’re about to give comes from a source.
After the signal phrase, introduce the title of the article in quotation marks. This indicates to the reader that you are directly quoting the article. Next, include the author’s name, the year the article was published, the page or paragraph numbers where the information was taken from (if applicable), and the source.
Each source is different, so make sure to follow the appropriate style guide you are using to format the article in the essay.
Lastly, if you feel that the article is needed to support your argument, you can include a brief summary of the article.
This will provide additional information and context to the reader.
Following these steps will help you to accurately and efficiently quote an article in an essay.