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FOX Citing Sources with NoodleTools: Using NoodleTools

A guide to setting up a NoodleTools account and creating a bibliography using NoodleTools.

What is NoodleTools?

Creating a NoodleTools Account

  1. Go to NoodleTools (
  2. Click Create Personal ID
  3. 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.
  4. Fill in the Log-in Retrieval information
  5. Click Register

NoodleTools App

Download NoodleTools Companion, the latest addition to the NoodleTools mobile platform!

Efficiently scan a book’s ISBN or search by author/title to generate a perfectly-formatted citation and add it to your NoodleTools project.

NoodleTools companion only works for books.  Articles and websites can be formatted in the full version of NoodleTools.

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Creating a Works Cited/Reference List

  1. Click Create a New Project on the right side of the page.   
  2. Choose the citation style you need: MLA, APA, or Chicago
  3. Choose Advanced under citation level
    • This doesn't make it harder. It gives you all the options for any type of source.
  4. Add a name for your project in the Description box and click Create Project.
  5. Click on Works Cited or References in the Components section on the left.
  6. Choose the type of source (journal, book, newspaper, etc.) using the dropdown menu. Click Create Citation.
  7. Click Continue on the Source Check page.
  8. Fill in the blanks with the information you have about the source (title, author, date, etc.).
    • If there are any errors, yellow warning triangles will show up.
    • You can also add an annotation if you need one.
  9. When you have filled in all the information you have, click Submit.
  10. Keep going until you have added all of the sources you're using.
  11. Click Print/Export to create a Word document to print, e-mail or save.

Using Citations from Databases

  1. From your project page, choose the type of source (journal, magazine, newspaper) using the dropdown menu.
  2. Click Create Citation
  3. Click Continue on the Source Check page.
  4. Right above the fill in the blank form is Quick Cite, click Copy & Paste a Citation
  5. Paste the citation into the box and click Submit at the bottom of the page.