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You do not need to acknowledge

  1. information that is common knowledge
  2. your own ideas, discoveries and reasonings

You may acknowledge

  1. information available from a wide variety of sources that is especially well addressed in a particular source

You must acknowledge

  1. direct quotations
  2. paraphrases and summaries
  3. arguable assertions
  4. statistics, charts, tables, and graphs
  5. images, photos and graphicsGo to Part 3 >>