Be sure to cite your sources in your research. If you plan to publish your work, use whatever citation style is required by the journal to which you submit.
The APA Style, created by the American Psychological Association, is common in the social sciences.
Find the handbook at the library or explore the linked websites to learn how to use this style.
For legal references such as dockets or court cases, the APA Publication Manual defers to The Bluebook, a standard legal format. See chapter 11 of the Publication Manual for an overview of legal citations.