**CAUTION** This is no longer considered the most current edition of the MLA Style Guide See MLA 9th Edition Style Guide for Updates
USC Upstate Library - Citation Documentation Philosophy
The USC Upstate Library supports student learning and information literacy. Therefore, the library offers tools and resources for students to create their own citations and make informed decisions about citation styles. The experience of creating citations offers students the opportunity to learn about the parts and elements of citations. The process of creating citations strengthens both decision making and critical thinking skills. The familiarity of citation principles is imperative when the accuracy of a citation comes into question. The library offers many print and online citation style resources. The library encourages students to consult these resources to create their own citations basing them on established guidelines.
NOTE: These books mention MLA 7th edition not the newer 8th edition, some of the information will be correct some will not. Be sure to use discression.