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Research Help

This guide will help you at all stages of the research process, from choosing a topic to citing your sources.

Research Management Tools

NoodleTools is an online tool that helps with:

  • Citing sources (including in-text citations and reference lists, works cited lists, and bibliographies) in APA Style, MLA Style, and Chicago Style
  • Taking notes
  • Organizing and outlining research

CSM provides FREE access to NoodleTools for students. Learn more in the NoodleTools library guide, or email us at for help with making your account.

There are other citation tools available online. Many simply help you to generate citations without options for organizing research, or they may require a subscription fee. The following tools are free (or have free versions):