Databases do a great job at plugging in the right citation information in the right order, but they don't do well at:
Formatting: always correct database citations to make sure they're in proper MLA format: Times New Roman, 12 pt font, hanging indent, double spacing.
Capitalization: always double-check capitalization: sometimes the databases can't figure out if something is in all caps or if an article or journal title is capitalized correctly. Make sure nothing is in all caps and article and publication titles use headline capitalization.
Proofreading: we can't guarantee database citations will always be correct. Sometimes if the article author field includes the author's email address, the database will put that in the auto-citation.
Bottom line: always double-check database citations!
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