Writing styles are sets of standards for:
Ask your professor what style you should be using! Use the resources bellow for more information.
The purpose of citation is to make sure that you give credit to others for their ideas, and to allow your readers to explore those ideas further.
Every citation style will share some basic features:
The differences among styles are how each of these information pieces is formatted, and the sequence in which they are arranged.
Engineering publications tend to have specific styles for different sub-disciplines.