Some Pretty Good Source Introductions
Because these signal phrase forms are relatively standard, you should feel free and even strongly advised to follow these examples very closely, paying careful attention to follow word choice and punctuation while inserting your own author/title/source information as you go. Avoid mixing and matching forms, and when you are finished you must make sure the syntax of your signal phrase blends coherently with your quote or paraphrase. In an essay you would want to be sure to vary the form you follow from sentence to sentence.
Note here and elsewhere that article titles are quoted while periodical titles (names of magazines, journals, etc..) are italicized—these formats are not optional or interchangeable.
Author of “Eat For All-Day Energy” in Vegetarian Times, Elizabeth Hiser believes, “The solution is to eat a breakfast with a proper balance of protein, carbs, and fat. For example, a slice of whole-wheat toast with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a whole orange is more likely to sustain your energy throughout the morning than just cereal and fruit.”
In a Fortune article entitled “Beef Jerky Gets a Healthy Makeover,” Bethany McLean states that “Last year’s sale of ‘meat snacks,’ of which jerky is the biggest and fastest growing segment, increased 30%, to around $1.3 billion” (52).
Ian Taylor, in a Farmers Weekly article entitled “Cool, Calm, Positive, Truthful: Steps to Getting That First Job,” writes, “Remember, first impressions and last impressions count.”
In a U.S. News &World Report article entitled “Don’t Color My World,” David Lagesse notes, “for the century after photography emerged in the 1830’s, monochromes were the only photo to be had.”
[alternative version] According to David Lagesse in a U.S. News &World Report article entitled “Don’t Color My World,” “for the century after photography emerged in the 1830’s, monochromes were the only photo to be had.”
Source Within Source
Kimi Maru, a Japanese-American born fifteen years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, says, “It’s something I’ve faced my whole life–the blaming of Japanese-Americans for Pearl Harbor” (qtd. in Nassar 27).
Or, alternatively, though less gracefully…
In a USA Today article entitled “Japanese-Americans Face Prejudice,” Haya Nasser writes that Kimi Maru, a Japanese-American born 15 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, felt anxiety on Pearl Harbor day. Nasser reports Kimi saying, “It’s something I’ve faced my whole life–the blaming of Japanese-Americans for Pearl Harbor” (27).
In an article entitled “Scouting Report” in USA Today, writer Jarrett Bell discusses the types of skills that NFL teams look for when drafting a strong safety. He says the safety must be intelligent enough to read the quarterback and change the defense’s pass coverage accordingly.
A recent survey of migraine sufferers published in Health & Medicine Week reveals that 58% of the migraine sufferers surveyed would like to spend more time with their children, but their migraines do not allow it (Kohn and Henderson).
After First Use
Taylor goes on to suggest, “While job seekers should be eager to accept a wide variety of work situations, they should be wary of doing anything unethical in order to gain employment.”
According to Lagesse digital photography has created a surprising renewal of interest in black and white photos.