How can I use this?
Understanding the bounds of what is common knowledge helps you figure out what you need to cite in your paper.
The first strategy involves asking yourself a question: Is this information common knowledge? So how do you tell if information is common knowledge? Simply defined, common knowledge is information that is generally known by many people.
Some examples of common knowledge:
An example of material that is not common knowledge:
1. The Weather Network. 2003. Weather statistics [online]. Available from http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=statistics&pagecontent=C02096 [accessed 22 May 2012].