NoodleBib is a tool for student research which allows you to:
A signal phrase lets the reader know that a direct quote or a paraphrase is about to follow, and is a good tool to use when integrating ideas from various authors.
Samara Smith, an archaeologist at Harvard University, claimed that...
The New York Times journalist Ezra Martin suggested that...
Be sure to use strong verbs in your signal phrases, and stay away from verbs such as 'writes' or 'says.' Also, avoid subjective verbs such as 'thinks' or 'feels.' Some strong verbs include -- but are not limited to -- the following: