academic journal research and citation/reference list

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  • Budget $15 - $25 USD / hour
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Project Description

Need a very precise at least Master's level, or ideally PhD level academic to compile an exhaustive list of all scholarly publications, including text books, masters theses etc. ever written about 2 political movies. Most of the articles and books are in German and in English, but there are many in French and other languages. You should be able to scour the academic world for publications in any language.

You would not need to read the articles, only list them.

You should be able to start immediately and dedicate the next days or perhaps even week to this.

This should not include reviews, unless they are in scholarly publications (i.e. serious film journals, serious art journals; serious science or politics journals of any kind).

I would also need you to find a way to get a scan of the cover of all these publications. Often they are available through amazon or on the sites of those respective organizations or through clever google searches. But sometimes they are not. And then I would like you to be fearless enough to call the publication, ask and chase them for a pdf or a digital photo or something of the cover art; or call a Portuguese library and get the librarian to snap a picture on his iPhone and send it to you. We really would like this list to be complete!

We would like the list to be in Excel, with four columns:

1) Cover Art (in maximal resolution you can find)

2) Title of Article, Essay, relevant Chapter or Book (where the whole book is about our topic) 

3) Author: first name last name (only of author/authors of Article, Essay, relevant Chapter or Book (where the whole book is about our topic)

4) year of first publication

5) MLA citation in strictes academic format

Very strict adherence to this academic format is essential. Every comma, colon, italics must be correct. It will of course repeat the information contained in 2), 3) and 4) (although of course the names will be listed last name, first name here) but it will also list what book an article was published in, with the names of the editors, it will also have the Journal, the publishing house, all the things that are listed in MLA

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Now, google scholar can generate the MLA citation automatically, but a lot goes wrong and it will only list the publication itself, not the article, and will not list the pages etc.

It will never have:

Ahmedi, Fauzia Erfan. "Welcoming Courtyards: Hospitality, Spirituality, and Gender." Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship. Ed. Maurice Hamington. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010. 109-24. Print. ((an example from the Cornell page))

because it will only list the main book.

You would have to immediately have noticed that freelancer killed the italic font from the citation. And it has to scream out at you. Citation and referencing in MLA style have to be second nature to you.

Looking forward to working with you,

if things go well, we will have more such projects for you,



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