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General Referencing Guide: Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge

What is 'Common Knowledge'?

What is common knowledge?

undefined'Common knowledge' is information that is available from a variety of different sources and that that does not really have a specific author.

For example:

  • Paris is the capital of France.
  • Very elderly people are more like to suffer illness.
  • Reducing traffic has a positive effect on air quality.

 Information that is considered common knowledge does not need to be referenced.

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