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I was wondering whether it is possible to cite information from the abstract part of another scientific paper.
Let's say that you read something interesting in the abstract of a scientific paper and that you want to cite that information.
Is it normal to use that specific research paper as a reference source?
The question arises because normally the abstracts of scientific papers don't contain references, but still the abstract would reflect what the authors of that paper conclude/claim.
To further ellaborate:
My question is relating to scientific papers in general.
I know that the abstract normally does not contain any citations like: .
The abstract is like a summary of the scientific paper.
When I quote or cite from the abstract of a certain scientific paper, I would be citing as if that scientific paper is the source.
As a result if assuming that the abstract of a scientific paper contains the conclusions of authors that wrote the abstract. Even though these authors partly or not partly based those conclusions on external sources. So my question is whether that specific abstract/conclusion would be a valid source to cite from, making the scientific paper containing the abstract the source of citation.