I'm not sure where to put this question, so I'll try it here. I'm currently writing a report and I'm asking for advice on citations. I know that when you write down a fact or an idea which is not original, you add a citation which explains where you got it from (e.g. bananas are yellow ). However, when I write a paragraph explaining something I have the feeling that it's maybe better to start it with the citation instead of ending it, so that the reader knows that the citation covers the entirety of the paragraph and not merely the last sentence or fact (e.g. Through the process of photosynthesis, banana trees acquire energy which they then use to... ... That's why bananas are yellow). What do you think is the best way to go? P.S. I'm not writing a report on bananas.