"Is your head spinning?" "Thought you were done writing that paper?"
Now you need to make sure you give credit to the authors of all the sources you used to write your paper. Maybe you already added them in your outline. If you do not give credit to where you found your information you are guilty of plagarism which could result in a zero!
To give credit to an author you need to have the Works Cited information and page numbers. If you have the information, great! If not, you need to go back and get the following:
Works Cited information needed for a book according to MLA 7:
Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Copyright date. Medium of Publication.
Smith, John. The Last Days of Pompei. San Diego: Lucent, 2001. Print.
Works Cited information needed for a website according to MLA 7:
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article (or webpage title)." Title of Homepage. Version or edition used. Sponsoring
Organization or Publisher of the site; if not available, use N.p., Date of publication (day, month,year, as available); if nothing is
available, use n.d. Web. Date of Access (day, month, year). <URL>. (The URL is given if your instructor wants that
(When your information goes to another line, you must indent. All entries are double-spaced.)
Evina, Frank J. "To See the Wizard of Oz on Stage and Film." The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairy
Tale. Library of Congress, June 2003. Web. 2 Apr. 2008. <http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/oz/
(Do NOT underline the hyperlink or leave it "blue"!)
To find more detailed information on MLA 7:
Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fourth Edition, by Diana Hacker
Works Cited format:
1. 12 pt. Times New Roman font (same as your research paper)
3. Alphabetical list (without numbers or bullets), by author's last name or first significant word, of all the sources that you have cited
4. One inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right - these will need to be changed if you are using MS Word)
5. Format your text using a hanging indent so that when you type your entries they will automatically be indented if they go to another line.
If you need help in formatting and typing your Works Cited page using MS Word in the MLA 7 style, check out these two videos demonstrating how to create a Works Cited page for books and a webpage.
If you have a citation in your paper then there must be a corresponding item listed in the Works Cited page. Check out your school's Research Manual for other particular formatting issues or on this website for what the Works Cited page should look like from The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University using MLA 7 version.
Did you add your parenthetical citations?
Sixth: Time to write the rough draft!