Welcome to the NoodleTools "How-to" Guide!
This Guide will help you create and utilize the research project management web application called NoodleTools. In short, NoodleTools will help you create and produce a perfectly stylized bibliography for each research paper or project that you must develop for any of your classes that require APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian style as a standard for documentation (i.e., your citations).
NoodleTools is a web application that helps students with all aspects of research project management: APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian documentation; annotated bibliographies; notecards; resource analysis; etc. This is a self-guided tool that teaches undergraduates how to properly document resources, as well as gives them a framework for organization during the research process.
The NoodleTools User Guide is an excellent resource to help you understand every detail of NoodleTools.
NOTE: You must create your own “Personal ID” and password to begin using NoodleTools.
NOTE 2: The NoodleTools interface has changed! ANy bibliographies created in the former interface will remain in that interface and new bibliographies will be created using the new interface.
NoodleTools Features & Advantages
- Teaches evaluation and analysis; not simply a "machine" that automates the process.
- Extensive help for each citation element at the point of need.
- Guides learner through difficult decisions about the source material.
- Fast, personal responses to individual citation questions.
- Generates parenthetical reference for each citation, with additional advanced help.
- Checks for mistakes in punctuation, abbreviations, and more.
Promotes ethical research
- Ease of use and expert advice gives students confidence to cite even the trickiest sources.
- Online notecards capture author's words, images, graphs, and original formatting.
- Software guides student through paraphrasing and prompts for original thinking.
- Built-in editor enables annotation of notes, improving comprehension, analysis and reflection.
- Notecards linked to citations to ensure proper attribution.
Assessment for learning
- Students share working bibliographies and notecards with teachers for feedback.
- While viewing a student's citation form, teacher can insert comments and ask questions.
- Statistical graphs analyze quantity, variety and currency of sources.
Convenient and up-to-date
- Web-based, saved work can be accessed from any computer, no software to install.
- Bibliographies and notecards can be exported directly to Word.
- Prompt software changes to conform to current MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian rules.
(NoodleTools. (n.d.). Software tools: NoodleBib. Retrieved September 4, 2010,