There are several types of manuals for writing research papers. Known as style guides, they include (but are not limited to) MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association). Check your syllabus or with your instructor to find out which specific style guidelines to follow when writing your paper. As you format your paper and bibliography, you may want to consult one of the resources below or these Research Guides.
Track sources and format bibliographies as well as download citations from library catalogs and databases.
Check out this page for a comparison of several citation managers.