Q. What information should be included in a citation?
Generally, a citation will include: the name of the book, article, or other resource; the name of its author; information (if applicable) about the journal it came from; the date it was published; and when it was accessed if it was read online.
Frank -- articles include lots of different information, depending on factors ranging from their intended audience, where they are published (e.g., in a popular or scholarly source), and what they are trying to convey. A short article in a newspaper will look very different from an in-depth exploration of a topic published in an online journal. In order to determine what to include in an article, think about why you are writing it, who you are writing it for, and where it might be published (if you are intending to publish it).