Your paper should be organized and written in a manner consistent with the Chicago or Turabian style, which is standard in the field. If you and your adviser know that you will be submitting your paper as an article for a particular journal, you may be advised to follow the documentation style of that journal. Your thesis director will be able to give you guidance on these points.
Other matters of format:
Additional details regarding format can be found in the most recent editions of the IUP Graduate School’s Thesis Manual, the Chicago Manual of Style, or Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.