Examples of Common Knowledge
Not every fact in your paper needs to be documented. Facts that are widely knowncommon knowledgecan stand by themselves.
Examples of statements expressing common knowledge:
Any statement that originates from another source and contains information that is not common knowledge must be cited.
Examples of statements that don't express common knowledge:
These statements aren't surrounded by quotation marks because they aren't the original authors' words but must be cited because they express information that involves facts that are not commonly known.