Certain standards for academic papers are made by different organizations. Your instructors will tell you which documentation and style format they want you to use. There a several different manuals outlining citation and reference standards, but the main ones used in academic settings are APA and MLA.
As a WVU-Tech student, you have free access to End Note http://www.myendnoteweb.com/EndNoteWeb.html, which allows you to create an account, save your articles, format in-paper citations, and generate a works cited page. Here's a screen-shot of the main page so you can see the options available yourself.
A great deal of instructors and publications require writers to use the American Psychological Association Style. Here are some helpful sites for using APA style
Learning APA Style http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx
APA Style Quick Reference https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/reference-guide.pdf
APA Cheat Sheet https://www.library.kent.edu/files/APACheatSheet.pdf
Microsoft Office APA-Style Templates https://templates.office.com/en-us/APA-styles-TM00002099
The Modern Language Association (MLA) is another prominent documentation system.
MLA Style Center https://style.mla.org/
Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Format https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Microsoft Office Templates for MLA-Style Paper https://templates.office.com/en-us/MLA-style-paper-TM16392908