Answered By: Lora Cowell
Last Updated: May 23, 2016     Views: 8

You MAY use information found in an abstract when the original source is not available if you are clear that this (and not the article) is what you are citing. Look in Noodle Tools for the option.

An abstract is generally written by the author of an article and provides you with the conclusions drawn by that author during research.  

In your evaluation, include the fact that you KNOW this is an abstract and mention what part of it you plan on using (and how) in your own paper.  Base credibility on the author of the article itself and on the publishing source (usually a journal or organization).  

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