When writing an academic paper, research used to support claims must be cited properly, both in the text and in a Works Cited or Bibliography page.
Your professor may assign a particular style guide for you to use or they may let you choose.
Below are the most commonly used styles in interdisciplinary fields and STEM fields as well as links to related organizations..
APA--American Psychological Association 6th ed. (2010)
CMS--Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed. (2017)
MLA--Modern Language Association 8th ed. (2016)
Citation Guidelines from Professional Organizations
Keep track of the sources you use so it will be easier for you to create the appropriate citations!