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Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. In my footnotes, I want to cite something as well as explain what it is I have cited, because I do not want to insert the info in the body of my paragraph. How do I do this? Does the citation go first or the explanation?
A. Put your citation first and the explanation after. (When an explanation comes first in a note, a citation after it might appear to be in support of the explanation rather than in support of something in the text.)