NoodleTools is an online citation management tool. Students, faculty, and staff at Stevenson University are able to create a free account as part of our subscription.
NoodleTools can store information about the sources you're using and generate reference lists and citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago format. It can also integrate with Google Docs.
When accessing NoodleTools, make sure go there from the library homepage or a new tab or window in your browser. Do not use the "Library" tab in Blackboard.
NoodleTools is easy to set up and access.
Quick Setup Instructions
NoodleTools gives you the option to create projects as a way to organize your sources. It also offers some other features, discussed in this video:
Adding sources through the form and exporting them to create a list of references are fairly straightforward. However, if you already have a pre-formatted citation and want to add it to NoodleTools without all the copying and pasting, this video should help:
NoodleTools also includes an option for creating notecards and using them to make an outline. These videos and help docs will cover some of the common questions about this feature, if you choose to use it.
NoodleTools allows you to collaborate with classmates to share sources and work on your project, as well as with your professor. This section will cover how to link up with teammates as well as link your NoodleTools to your Google Docs account.
A common question is how to switch between citation styles -- for example, if you accidentally set your project as Chicago but you need your sources in APA format. This video will answer that question. If you're having other problems, try the troubleshooting docs linked below or contact a librarian.