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What doesn't need citing
You don't need to cite...
ideas that are your own
information that is "common knowledge"
Common knowledge means information that does not belong to any one individual and can be verified in many different places. Common knowledge is facts, dates, events, information or concepts that belong generally to an educated public. Common knowledge is information that is freely available and was not produced as the intellectual property from the work of individuals
Some examples of common knowledge:
the population of Vermont
Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon
President Obama has two daughters
Nictotine is addictive
Caution:Just because something is on the Internet doesn't mean it is "common knowledge." Most information on the Internet is someone's intellectual property.
Using info from another source
How do you incorporate information from sources into your paper?