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MLA Style (8th edition)

Formatting citations using the MLA 8th style. Based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition.

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You can also make a 30 or 60 minute citation appointment with one of The Claremont Colleges Librarians. Please come to your appointment with your paper in progress or as close to finished as possible. 

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  • Help you understand your assignment prompt.
  • Assist you with mapping out your research concepts.
  • Turn your research concepts into searchable pathways.
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  • Assist you with citation management tools.
  • Answer questions about citations and building a bibliography

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  • Edit or proofread papers or bibliography
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  • Create your citations for you.
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Some information from this guide was borrowed from the Irvine Valley College Library guide and relies upon the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition.