As the information cycle video pointed out, scholarly articles can be hard to read unless you're an expert in that topic. You might find our guide on how to read a scholarly article helpful.
tl;dr: Read the beginning and the end of the article. Skip the sections on methodology and results.
Share the author's name and provide context for the quote
A good example:
Writers may sometimes have an issue with integrating quoted material. Discussing her students who work at a law review journal, Stetson professor Darby Dickerson proposes that “because citation work is detail-oriented, requires great concentration, and is sometimes perceived as ‘drudge work,’ it often generates a high level of frustration” (Dickerson 477). Although she writes about her particular context, the frustration that she mentions translates to other writing situations as well.
Explanation of hamburger as a metaphor for quoting sources adapted from Integrating Evidence Appropriately by Alexandra W. Watkins. Example quotation is also from this page. Used with permission under a CC BY-NC-ND license.