Q. What is common knowledge?
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!
What are FAQs?
Our Library FAQs provide short answers to common questions to save you time. Each frequently asked question (FAQ) has a concise written answer and often an image or brief video. Many FAQs direct you to other pages of our library website, such as the following: