A style format determines how to cite references as well as how to 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. Your instructor will tell you the required style format in the assignment requirements or syllabus.
Some common formats in engineering are those used by IEEE, ASME, and ACM. The Chicago Manual of Style is also frequently used by engineers. Our citation generator NoodleTools works with Chicago.