NoodleTools Introduction 2014

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An overview of NoodleTools, a Citation generator with integrated note-taking, for Taft School students.

An overview of NoodleTools, a Citation generator with integrated note-taking, for Taft School students.

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  • 1. The Taft School Library Welcome to NoodleTools
  • 2. Login here
  • 3. View Tutorials
  • 4. Features of NoodleTools How to cite different types of sources
  • 5. Is this your first visit? Create a Personal ID Once you’ve created an account, login here
  • 6. Complete all of the fields of the registration form and click Register. Remember to select your year of graduation here.
  • 7. Your NoodleTools Toolbar
  • 8. Chicago/Turabian style and Advanced level are Taft’s defaults for History papers. Your English teacher will prefer MLA.
  • 9. Name your paper and click Create Project
  • 10. My Projects page with the first project
  • 11. RELAX! If you accidentally choose the wrong style, you can easily change it to the correct one Pull-down under Option and choose Change Style
  • 12. Welcome to your Project Dashboard
  • 13. Type your Research Question and Thesis Statement here
  • 14. See when you created and updated your project Click here to view your log of work on this project
  • 15. If your teacher has set up a NoodleTools drop box, you can share your work with him/her.
  • 16. Remember to check the box to share your Google Docs paper as well as your bibliography
  • 17. Type your teacher’s name here and choose the Drop Box for your class. Click Share Project.
  • 18. You will see a log of your teacher’s comments here
  • 19. Working in a group? You can collaborate in real time in NoodleTools. Click Show me how to view the tutorial.
  • 20. Access your bibliography, notecards and outline from Components
  • 21. You can also open them from the toolbar
  • 22. The Taft History Department requires that you use Google Docs. Login to Google with your Taft email address and network password to work on your paper.
  • 23. Create a To Do list Tip: enter deadlines here
  • 24. Starting a new Bibliography
  • 25. Choose your source type from the pull-down menu and click on Create citation
  • 26. You may view the tutorial explaining the source type you’ve selected. Click Continue. (Ask a Librarian if you’re not sure. Don’t worry though, NoodleTools will let you change it later if you need to)
  • 27. Complete the form for your source type Example: Citing a print book Enter the following for a print book: Contributor (author or editor) Title Publisher Place of publication Year of publication (Edition and Series, if given)
  • 28. You may change the type of item you’re citing from the source using this pull-down menu
  • 29. Change the overall source type using this pull-down menu
  • 30. You can choose Quick Cite to Copy & Paste a citation (found in an electronic database or on a website, for instance)
  • 31. Once the fields are filled, scroll down and click on Submit Leave this checkbox checked !
  • 32. Your new bibliography
  • 33. NoodleTools automatically saves your citations
  • 34. Edit, Copy or Delete a citation
  • 35. Click New to create notecards that are automatically linked to your sources See Notecards tutorial
  • 36. Go to Notecards in the menu bar to organize your notecards and create an outline. See the Virtual Tabletop tutorial
  • 37. Click on Footnote Format to open a new window with your footnote for this source
  • 38. Provides the format for the first footnote and subsequent footnotes. Also explains more about footnotes including the use of “Ibid.”
  • 39. Add page number of a quotation / paraphrase in Customize the example and NoodleTools will autofill the footnotes above
  • 40. Email your bibliography
  • 41. Check boxes to email both your outline and notecards
  • 42. Export and Print your bibliography
  • 43. Your Ready-to-Print Bibliography Chicago/Turabian Style Tip: Copy and paste to your paper in Google Docs
  • 44. Keep all your projects!
  • 45. And create new ones
  • 46. Questions? Ask us or go to Help