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Using common knowledge  
 
Using common knowledge

Common knowledge is information or facts that are commonly known.

Types of common knowledge include:

In general, dates, facts or ideas are regarded as common knowledge and do not require referencing.

As a rule, you should always reference sources of ideas, facts, and conclusions that have come from specific investigations and studies.

If you are unsure about whether something is regarded as common knowledge, it is best to reference that source.
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