On this page you will find resources and information to help you use the Annotated Bibliography features in NoodleTools.
Correctly citing the information within your paper can be tricky but using the available "In-text reference" or "Footnote format" options make the task easier.
An annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources. Options in NoodleTools allow you to create annotations for a source and hide or show the annotations as needed.
Allowing NoodleTools to manage your annotations and format your Works Cited page is a time saver and can reduce formatting errors.
Each source provides you a field (text box) to add annotations about the source. You do not need to duplicate the source since you can switch between viewing and hiding the annotation.
Select "Edit annotation" from the Options menu for your source to go directly to the annotation.
Your annotations only show on the source list or your Works Cited page when you select "Citations and annotations" as a formatting option.
From the Sources page
The choices available on the "Formatting options" pop-up window differ based on the project's Citation Style.
Formatting Options for Printing an Annotated Bibliography (MLA)
Once you have selected "Citations and annotation" under "Formatting Options" you may need to change the Annotation Spacing.
Citations are used both with your Works Cited page and to cite the information within your paper. NoodleTools helps with both.
Parenthetical (In-Text) references are used with MLA and APA. NoodleTools provides an in-text reference for each citation on your Sources list.
To view the In-Text reference for MLA or APA
The pop-up "In-text Reference" window appears with information specific to the selected source.
Chicago style has two methods for documenting sources: Author-Date and Notes-Bibliography
NoodleTools can assist with the Notes-Bibliography method which uses footnotes for citations instead of in-text references.
To view the Chicago style Footnote: