Q. What is common knowledge?

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Common knowledge is information that you do not need to cite in your work. One way to define it is as information that is so prevalent that it would not be reasonably possible to find the original author. Another way to understand common knowledge is as facts that are widely accepted as something "everyone knows." When unsure if a piece of information is common knowledge or not, cite it!

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