The answer is YES, probably. Some facts are widely known or easy to verify and don't usually need to be documented. However, you need to evaluate the reliability of your sources to insure that the information you get from them is accurate. Also the kinds of things that are properly called "common knowledge" and therefore need not be documented vary in different academic disciplines. It is a good idea to ask your professor about the definition and limits of "common knowledge" in the area you are studying.

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