I was using other researchers' sources. I want to summarize, paraphrase, and cite the authors of that previous study. I was writing my research paper and I stumbled upon important information, but the problem is I summarized and paraphrased it and cited the authors. Is this considered plagiarism?

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If you indicate your source, it is not plagiarism. You can cite your sources word by word:

Williams (1956) wrote: "The sun rises in the east."

Or you can paraphrase what your source says:

Williams (1956) writes that the sun rises in the east.

Both is possible and acceptable.


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