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NoodleTools Guide: Password & Personal ID

Get the basics on using this citation management software.


As of July 2023, Thigpen Library has enabled access to NoodleTools through Microsoft 365. What does this mean? Signing into NoodleTools is now the same as other Vol State campus services and you do not have to remember a separate username and password! 

Logging In


Step 1: Click on Access Noodletools from the Library's NoodleTools page. 



Step 2: Click the "Microsoft 365" button on the sign-in page.


Step 3: You may be prompted to select your Microsoft 365 account if you are not already logged in or if you are logged into multiple Microsoft 365 accounts. You may also need to authenticate your account as part of this step. 


Step 4:

If you have not entered through Microsoft 365 before, the "Account Setup" window will open. Please proceed to account set-up! Further directions are located to the right of this column. 

If you've logged in this way before, Congratulations! The NoodleTools projects screen will open and you're ready to go!

Account Set-Up

Account Set-Up

If this is your first time logging into NoodleTools through the Microsoft 365 portal, you will need to link your existing NoodleTools account or create a new account.

Option 1: Linking to a previously-created account

If this is the first time you are entering NoodleTools through Microsoft 365 but you logged in previously via a personal ID and password (i.e., your school has switched to use Microsoft 365 for access recently, or you had a trial account), select the "I have an existing account" tab instead of "Create account." You will be prompted to enter your old Personal ID and password. Click Link Account. NoodleTools will link your old account to your Microsoft 365 ID. 


Option 2: Creating a new/empty account

If you are a new user, leave the "Create account" tab selected (default). Choose "I am a student or library patron" (default) or "I am a teacher or librarian." Click Create Account


If you complete the "Account Setup" step and then realize you’ve made an error, you can unlink your NoodleTools account from your Microsoft 365 ID to start over. For example, you might have linked to the wrong ID/password (sometimes students have made multiple accounts), or you may have created a new/empty account when you intended to link to an existing one. To unlink your ID, go to your user profile, click the link icon in the left blue panel, and click Unlink on the right.