How to Cite

To cite this book-in-progress, please refer to the web edition (rather than pdf/epub/mobi editions), since this online version is easiest for all readers to access instantly.

For general citations of the book, see these samples of common academic styles:

Chicago-style footnote or endnote:
Jack Dougherty and contributors, On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs (Book-in-progress, 2016), http://ontheline.trincoll.edu.

Chicago-style bibliography entry:
Dougherty, Jack, and contributors. On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs. Book-in-progress, 2016. http://ontheline.trincoll.edu.

MLA bibliography entry (with web address):
Dougherty, Jack, and contributors. On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs. Book-in-progress, 2016. Web. 5 Jan. 2016. <http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/>.

APA reference entry:
Dougherty, J., & contributors. (2016). On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs. Book-in-progress. Retrieved from http://ontheline.trincoll.edu.

To cite a specific passage, insert the author/title/web address of the relevant chapter as a “book section” in your preferred citation style. Since the web edition does not include page numbers, rely on the URL to point to the specific page.

Sample Chicago-style note (for a specific chapter, with multiple authors):
Elaina Rollins, Clarissa Ceglio, and Jack Dougherty, “Writing Greater Hartford’s Civil Rights Past with ConnecticutHistory.org,” in On The Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs (Book-in-progress, 2016), http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/chapter/connecticut-history-review/.

What if web links break?
All past and present editions of On The Line include the stable web address (http://ontheline.trincoll.edu), which redirects readers to the current version of the book.

The web edition of the book also includes internal links to different pages within the book (e.g. selected chapters, bibliography, etc.) If any internal links break, this platform has been set up to automatically redirects readers to the book’s home page.

The book also contains external links (such as endnotes that refer to other articles, books, or websites). If any external links break, each endnote contains a full citation and external web address, which readers may search in the “Way Back Machine” at http://archive.org to see the most recent version of this site. Donate to the Internet Archive, the non-profit organization that maintains this valuable collection of our digital history as a free public service.

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