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Learn how to use NoodleTools to create citations and manage your research.

New Sources

  1. In the upper right corner, click "New Source."
    "New Source" button

  2. “Where is it?” - select where you found the source 

  1. “What is it?” - pick which type of source you are citing 
    "Create new citation" menu

  1. Fill in the form with as much information as you can.

    • Note: There is a “quick cite” option to copy & paste a pre-formatted citation, but you will need to do the work of checking the citation’s format, capitalization, etc. based on the style guide. The form option will suggest all of this for you. 

  2. If your project is an annotated bibliography, you can add your annotation to the citation. 

  3. Click “save” to add the source to the project’s list.

Editing Sources

In the "Sources" tab of your project, click on the source to edit it, OR use the icon with three vertical dots (to the right of the source) to edit, delete, or copy a source.

In-Text Citations

When you quote or paraphrase information from a source, you will need to include an in-text citation pointing to that source in your bibliography (the full list of sources at the end of your paper).

Generally, in-text citations include information such as the author's last name and the page number you are quoting/paraphrasing from. Different citation styles use different formats for in-text citations. For example, APA style also includes the year of publication.

  1. Use the icon with three vertical dots to the right of the source, then click “in-text citation.”
    Screenshot of menu, with "in-text citation" circled.
  2. This will bring up an example of an in-text citation (which you can customize with page numbers), along with some information about in-text citation rules in the style you are using.
    Screenshot of the information provided when you click on "In-text citation."

Create a citation in NoodleTools [VIDEO]