APA (American Psychological Association- 7th ed. is used in the areas of the behavioral and social sciences. This BibGuru guide link (see below) s highly recommended, especially for unusual formats.
There are formatting rules one follows when writing a research paper (margins, page numbers, titles, capitalization, etc.), creating in-text citations in the body of the paper, and writing full citations on the References page (the last page). Some professors may ask you to submit your papers to TurnItin, a plagiarism checking database.
You must have both the in-text citations and the References page which is a list of all sources you used for your paper. .