How to Use Noodletools
IMPORTANT: You must create your NoodleTools account on a campus computer.
- From the UW-Manitowoc Home Page (http://www.manitowoc.uwc.edu/), and click on Library on the top menu bar.
- Click on the Databases A to Z link below the search box.
- Go to "N & O" and select "Noodletools"
- Click Create Personal ID
- 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.
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.
There are several different citation styles that you can use. Modern Language Association style (MLA) is used by the English Department on campus. The American Psychological Association style (APA) is used by psychology, biology, and other disciplines on campus. Always check your syllabus to see which style is required by your instructor.
This guide is adapted from one created by Kelly Johnson, librarian at UW-Fox, who graciously provided permission to use her work.
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Which Citation Style Should I Use?
MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is used by the English Dept at UW-Manitowoc. It is also used by instructors in other disciplines.
APA (American Psychological Association) Style was created for Psychology, but is also used in various other disciplines, including Education.
Chicago Style may also be used by many different disciplines, but it is usually associated with History.
In short, the best way to know what style to use in a class is to ask the professor!