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Citing Sources: Using NoodleTools

A brief guide to the major styles: APA, Chicago, and MLA

What is NoodleTools?

NoodleTools offers integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

Creating a NoodleTools Account

As a first time user of NoodleTools, you will need to register.  Go to the NoodleTools site and then click on Register near the bottom of the screen (see below). 

If you are creating your account from off-campus, choose "An account linked to a school/library" under Subscription Type then under Subscription Information add the following credentials:

  • Username: niagara
  • Password: lewis

On the registration page click the Subscription Type (choose "an account linked to a school/library').  You will need to fill in ALL the fields below the About You section (see below).  Then click Register near the bottom of the screen.

Once you have registered, you will then use the Personal ID and Password you created to sign in and access your NoodleTools account!

Sharing Projects

With the “My projects” page open, click on the option "SHARING."


From there, choose "Share with a Teacher's Inbox" for example.  

Most professors/teachers will have their inbox named with the course number and section, so it is helpful to know this information. If you do not, you may look it up here:

Once you start typing in the "Project Inbox Name" box, ex. "ENG...," options for that course will populate.  Select the course section/professor you wish to share it with.


NoodleTools Tutorials

Creating a Bibliography, References, or Works Cited List

1.   Log in to NoodleTools. (See the Creating a NoodleTools Account box.)

2.   Click on +New Project on the top right side of the page.

3.  Type in a name for your project in the Project title Description box.  

4.  Choose your citation Style: APA, Chicago, or MLA. 

5.  Choose Junior (recommended) or Advanced under Citation Level.  Then click on Submit. 


6.  Click on your project title and then click on +New Source at the top right of the page.



7.   Choose where you accessed the source and then the type of citation (journal, book, etc.) you need to create from the popup menu. 

8.   You can choose to Import citation information with a quick search of the Title, ISBN, or the Author/Editor, or manually fill in the boxes with the information requested. If you have any errors, yellow warning signs will pop up. You can add an annotation if needed.

9.   When the form is complete, click the Save button at the top right of the form.

10.  Repeat this process until you have completed all of your citations.

11.  From your "My Projects: Sources" page, you can print/export your Works Cited list in a variety of formats.  You are then able to print, save, or email it.  Just click on the share icon, the box with an arrow pointing up, at the top right of the page.  Then choose your preferred format option.


NoodleTools Express

NoodleTools Express

Just need one or two quick citations? There's no need to subscribe--simply generate them, then copy and paste what you need into your document.

Note: Citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool.

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