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MAN Citing Sources for Academic Success: Noodletools

Covers the four citation types used at UW-Manitowoc: Turabian/Chicago, MLA, APA, and ACS

How to Use Noodletools

IMPORTANT: You must create your NoodleTools account on a campus computer.

  1. From the UW-Manitowoc Library home page, select Databases A to Z.
  2. Go to "N" and look for NoodleTools.
  3. Click Create Personal ID
  4. Complete the form by filling in a user name and password.
    •   Hint: Your username and password can be the same as your e-mail log-in if you prefer.
  5. Fill in the Log-in Retrieval information
  6. Click Register

 After creating your account, you will be able to use NoodleTools on your laptop or from home.

What is NoodleTools?

 

NoodleTools is a fill-in-the-blank form that will result in a Works Cited page to accompany your essay, speech or report.  You can also use it to create electronic “note cards” to keep track of details, quotes, paraphrases, etc. as you develop your paper.  It will also hold copies of your articles, so is a good place for organizing your sources as well as developing citations for them.

 

Creating a Bibliography

1.  Log-in to NoodleTools

 

2.  The main Noodletools page is the "Projects" page.  

NoodleTools Options

3.  Look to the right immediately below the menu bar shown above for the button and select it. 

 

4.  Choose your citation style.  Choices include MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian.

 

5.  Select Advanced Citation level (recommended for high school, college, and beyond). 

 

6.  Type in a name for your project in the “Description” box.  Then click on Create Project.

 

7.  The Dashboard page will appear. 

 

 8.  Select "Works cited" (MLA), "References" (APA), or "Bibliography" (Chicago/Turabian) in the “Components” section on the left. 

9.  Look for the Create Citation box  that's under the NoodleTools menu bar to the left.  Open the dropdown menu and select the type of citation (journal, book, etc.) you need to create.  Then click on Create Citation.

 

10.  The trickiest part of this process will be to identify correctly what kind of citation you need.  Answer the questions and fill in the blanks with the information requested. You can add an annotation if needed.

 

11.  When the form is complete, the “Check for Errors” button and “Create Citation” button are at the bottom of the form.

 

12.    When the first citation is complete, create the next citation by answering the questions again.  Keep up this process until you have completed all of your citations.

 

10.   You can print/export your list as a Word document to print, save or email it.

Cite a book with the New Noodletools

Cite articles using Noodletools