Tips and Tricks
Your current or future employer may require you abide by Writing Guidelines they have created with their team of editors. If not, you will want to follow writing guidelines such as MLA or APA. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you should stay consistent. Don't switch from rules in one styleguide and then to rules that differ that are accepted in the other. Choose one, and stick with it. Also, look for updates on a regular basis. Both MLA and APA update their styleguides as language evolves.
MLA Handbook. MLA stands for the Modern Language Association. The association is a professional organization serving teachers of English and other languages. MLA Style is used predominantly by professionals and students in the fields of English and foreign languages.
Great resource on MLA from Purdue Owl