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Explorers: NoodleTools Tutorials

Research guide for Global Studies

NoodleTools

The district subscribes to NoodleTools (NT) to give students access to a citation manager. In addition to helping you cite and manage sources you can also use it for note-taking and creating outlines.  You can also find information and citation examples on the MLA 9th resource guide -  sau57.org/mla9 

If the tutorial below doesn't help, please remember Ms. Hopkins is here.  Find her at the library or email her through your school Google account - rachel.hopkins@nhsau57.org

 

Create and Share a Project Folder

 

Before you begin to research your topic, create a project folder.  Just like a physical folder, this allows you to store all of your sources in one place.

After you create a project folder, mouse under the sharing column to:   

  • add an another student(s) if working in a group project
  • share with your teacher (they will need to provide you with the name of their inbox)

Exporting Citations from Databases

Many databases, such as the ones listed below, allow you to export citations directly into your project folder:

  • Biography in Context
  • Classroom Video on Demand
  • CREDO
  • Gale ebooks
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • New York Times
  • Science in Context
  • US/World History

  Make sure you are logged into NT prior to exporting! 

Cite a Print Book


Most books have been given a unique number called an ISBN.  Typically you can find an ISBN on the back of the book at the bottom of the cover (if not look at the copyright page).  It can either be a ten digit or thirteen digit number and both are fine to try.  Screenshot Tips

Copy and Paste Database Citations

If the database does not provide you with an export to NT feature you can copy and paste the citation as demonstrated in this video. 

Create your Works Cited Page


Utilize the export to Google docs feature to make sure your Works Cited page meets MLA formatting guidelines.