Accuracy in Citing Sources in Blog Posts
Recently, I read a post with a link to a scientific article which was intended to support the “fact” that a product was found to be good for a named ailment. Curiosity got the best of me, and I clicked on the link. Yes, there was an article, but there was no scientific evidence that the product was good for whatever. Only the abstract of the article was available, but it clearly ended with the finding that there needed to be more research on the product before it could be deemed an appropriate fit.
Folks, this kind of citing can ruin your credibility and no one will want to read your articles. Looking at a title of a scientific article that includes a cause and effect and inferring positive results will get you into trouble. Please read further before using it.
Using Scientific and Nonscientific Articles
Why not use them? When you use someone else's conclusions, it's better to report them as theirs rather than yours. Your ideas will either support or deny their finding.
Be inspired by others’ ideas and have a starting point for an article where you express your own ideas on the subject and those of others.
Become an authoritative writer.
How Do I Cite the Article?
No need to use the term paper style with footnotes, etc. Just mention them and hyperlink to their article.
Of course, you can avoid linking by simply mentioning the publication, month, and year in the article. Also, remember to reword the information you use or quote it using proper quotes.