You can use NoodleTools for help with your in-text citations. When you are on the list of your cited sources, click on the three vertical dots on the right side of the screen and select the In-text citation option. This will give you examples and tips to create your own in-text citations.
NoodleTools is an online research platform that the UCC Library subscribes to, to help you create, format, annotate, and retrieve citations.
No matter what type of material you are trying to cite, whether it’s an article from a database, an article from a print magazine, a novel, or even possibly a work of art, NoodleTools will help you cite it using APA, MLA, or Chicago style.
Unlike free ad-based citation generators, you enter the information on your own. Then NoodleTools will take that information and put it in the correct order, font, style, use correct abbreviations, and add appropriate punctuation.
To register for a NoodleTools account, click the image to the left. If you’re off-campus you might be asked to enter your institutional account information. If you are unable to connect via the VDI then you will need to contact the UCC library for the username and password to create your account.
Be sure to fill in all of the information in the new user registration box. It is important to note that you choose your own login here, but we strongly encourage you to make it your student ID and the same password that you use to access your email.
Before you can save your citations you will need to create a project. Click the "New Project" button in the top corner of the screen.
You will need to:
1. Give your project a title: This can be anything you want it to, as it is for you to identify the project you're working on.
2. Select your citation style: Most classes use either APA or MLA style. If you're unsure of what style to use be sure to consult your course syllabus.
3. Leave the citation level on "Advanced": This level gives you the most template options.
You can share projects that you create in NoodleTools with your peers and/or professor. To share your project with your professor follow these steps:
Once you have created a project, you are ready to begin entering your sources.
Once you complete the steps above, you should be looking at a form with a lot of empty fields, which is where you will enter your source information. Any field you see with a red asterisk (*) is a required field. Fill out as much as you know about the source. Remember, you do not need to fill out all of the fields if you can't find that information on your source.
Use the chart below to see what types of information are most often, but not always, included on the three most popular source formats.
|Name of author
|Name of author
|Name of author
|Title of book
|Title of article
|Title of page
|City of publication
|Title of journal or magazine
|Title of website
|Publisher or sponsor
|Year of publication
|Date of publication
|Name of database
You can copy citations from one project folder to another within NoodleTools:
Step 1: Identify the folder that you wish to put the citation in.
Step 2: Identify the folder that the citation is currently in.
Step 3: Select your citation and open the menu by hitting the 3 dots. Click copy and select the location you want the citation to be moved to.
Step 4: Click Submit.
Once all of your sources are added you can export your bibliography into a variety of forms..
This guide was adapted from How to Use NoodleTools guide by the librarians at Northern Essex Community College.
Northern Essex Community College Library. (2022, January 10). How to Use NoodleTools. https://necc.mass.libguides.com/noodletools
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