I need some help understanding how to cite scientific literature, text and images.
Good Stack Exchange answers should usually contain both links to supporting sources in order to avoid being unsupported, and also have bits of those sources within the answer itself in order to avoid being link-only answers.
Each post will be a different case, but here's one that's left me flummoxed. In this answer I draw from the results of a published scientific paper and in order to best inform readers about the scope of the paper and what's available there I include the abstract in block quotes.
In order to specifically address the question I also have a screen shot of one of the figures. I've used a copy of the paper that has been archived at the University of Rome rather than the copy available from the Journal.
- Are these okay as-is?
- If so or if not, can someone help me know what the new rules are in plain language that I can understand, remember, and easily apply in future cases like this?