I remember research in high school and college. The trusty MLA Handbook was my dear friend through those years. Until the semester where I had to write three research papers and each professor required a different citation style! Yep, MLA, APA, and Chicago all in one semester! And I had to buy a manual for each style!
Today's students have a wealth of help creating citations at their fingertips. Websites like Citation Machine and Purdue OWL provide all one needs for creating citations and bibliographies to please any teacher. Or try a site that does it all for you like EasyBib.