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How to Cite
For general citations of the book-in-progress, 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 (Trinity College, book-in-progress, 2021), 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. Trinity College, book-in-progress, 2021. 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. Trinity College, book-in-progress, 2021. Web. http://ontheline.trincoll.edu/.
APA reference entry:
Dougherty, J., & contributors. (2021). On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs. Trinity College, 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, include the chapter-level web address to point readers to the specific page.
Sample Chicago-style note for a specific chapter:
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 (Trinity College, book-in-progress, 2021), https://ontheline.trincoll.edu/writing.
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 redirect readers to the book’s home page.
The book also contains external links (such as endnotes that refer to other articles, books, or websites). Whenever possible, external links point to open-access sources. When only paywall-protected sources are available, external links may include a web address specific to readers on the Trinity College network.
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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