The "style" formats for science publications vary by discipline. These style formats govern how you should cite references as well as how you should lay out your own paper, report, or presentation. A good first step is to check the style used by the journals relevant to your program.
Some common formats are those used by IEEE, ASME, and ACM. Building construction publications may use that of the ASCE. The Chicago Manual of Style is also commonly used. (NoodleTools works with Chicago.)
Did your research project receive outside funding? Are you required to publish your results or provide access to your research report? Clearing House for the Open Research of the United States can help you meet these requirements. CHORUS provides a framework for linking research metadata between the funding agency, the publisher, the archive, and search engine access. It is also building its own search engine that is a great place to browse current research in your field. Many of the leading science journals, both open-access and embargoed, are participants.