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NoodleTools Guide: Need help?

Use this guide for assistance in using NoodleTools

Check out the Ask a Librarian section to discover all the ways you can contact us. Let Help with your Assignment show you ways to effectively start your research assignment. Use Help with Citations to ease those MLA, APA, and Chicago Style fears.

Ask a Librarian

  Stop by the ASK desk at your campus library

  Call us: 615-230-3400

   Chat with us

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  Text us: 615-956-2275

   Email us: for research assistance for other library questions

Help with your Assignment

  • Review all your course assignments at the beginning of the semester.
  • Does an assignment require resources other than your textbook?
    • Find out where you find these resources.
  • Does an assignment require research?
    • Read the research assignment carefully.
    • Ask your professor if you have questions about the assignment.
    • A Vol State Librarian can help you find the resources needed for your assignment.

Video: Picking Your Topic is Research

Research, writing a paper, giving a speech, or creating a presentation is easier when you choose the right topic. Research your topic before committing to it.

Help with Citations

Understanding Citations

The research guide "Cite Your Sources" has information and resources for APA, Chicago, and MLA styles

Watch this embedded video  "Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction"  to better understand the role of citations in academic research.


NoodleTools is a web-based citation management software tool. Vol State students can create a free account and have  properly formatted citations and Works Cited page for their course assignments.

Need help creating your account or using this software? Check out NoodleTools: A Guide.

Language Center

The Gallatin campus Language Center is in the Humanities building (SRB 205).