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As of August 17th, 2020:
  • Enter the library via the South Entrance.
  • The East entrance will only grant access to the Market Place.
  • Masks and Social distancing are required while in the library.
  • 3rd and 4th floors will be closed.
For more information visit our COVID-19 Response page.



Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge - 

  • If you could easily find the info in 3-5 other sources (historical dates and facts, even if you don’t personally know it)
  • If you could find it in a general reference source (encyclopedia, dictionary)
  • If you know it’s an established concept among your specialized audience (usually not among fellow college students)


When in doubt, cite it!


(University of Tampere, 2011)