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I'm doing a plagiarism quiz. if I read information on Wikipedia that tells me the years World War II was fought and which countries participated in the war.  If I include these facts in my paper...

I'm doing a plagiarism quiz. if I read information on Wikipedia that tells me the years World War II was fought and which countries participated in the war.  If I include these facts in my paper without showing that these facts came from Wikipedia, is this plagiarism?

 

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In this specific case, you should not have to cite Wikipedia.  The only reason to cite Wikipedia would be if you were including some of the countries that were officially involved in the war but which really played only a tiny part and were therefore not important.

The reason for this is that there is an exception to the need to cite sources if the information you got from the source is something that can be seen as common knowledge.  There are...

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