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NoodleTools Guide: What is NoodleTools?

Get the basics on using this citation management software.

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NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Stay organized as you evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write.

NoodleTools will create citations according to MLA, APA, or Chicago Style standards. Using these citations you can automatically create properly formatted Works Cited (MLA), References (APA), or Bibliography (Chicago Style) to accompany your paper.

This guide answers common questions on using NoodleTools in your classes at Vol State.

  • My NoodleTools Account – information on creating (register) your free account, revalidating your account, and password recovery
  • Using NoodleTools – learn how to create your citations and Works Cited page.
  • Beyond the Basics  – learn how to create an Annotated Bibliography and use the In-text citation / Footnote format features
  • Cite Your Sources – opens the library's guide on using MLA, APA, and Chicago.
Thigpen Library has a campus subscription to NoodleTools.
Students currently enrolled at Vol State can create an individual account to use at no cost.

 This guide provides basic NoodleTools information. For detailed step-by-step instructions and in-depth information on topics like importing citations from databases or using Notecards use Solutions: NoodleTools Help Desk.