Originally written in 1906, this tome has a rich history of providing quality guidelines for citing works and creating bibliographies. The BU Libraries have a subscription to the full online version. The website also offers a citation quick guide that has many examples. The 17th edition is the most recent, published in 2017.
MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America
Location: Mugar Reference LB2369 G5
Publication Date: 2016
Note: access to the companion material at http://www.mlahandbook.org/ is available to individuals who have purchased the Handbook, but not to institutions.
MLA style is widely used by universities, academic presses, and in the humanities subject areas. The association makes some information available through the style section on its site at https://style.mla.org/. Be sure to look through the list of Frequently Asked Questions on their site to get the most pertinent example citations. The 8th edition is the most recent, published in 2016.