Not wanting to bother a pit thread on Ann Coulter I was wondering something.
When do you need to cite a source?
If you have to cite source information that isn’t your own, well, that should cover most information. After all, unless I’m publishing data that I personally collected, I’m putting out someone else’s data.
For instance, if I say,
George Washington is the first president of the United States. (under our current constitution). Well, I wasn’t born knowing that fact so I must have got that information from somewhere, do I need to cite a source for that?