The Taft School Library 
How to Cite 
a Print or Electronic 
Encyclopedia / Reference Source 
using NoodleTools 
10/2014
Are you using a 
Print Reference Book? 
Choose Reference Source
You may choose to view the tutorial defining 
a Reference Source. 
Click either Continue button.
NoodleTools defaults 
to the form for a print Reference Source 
IMPORTANT! 
Is your article from one of 
Taft’s subscripti...
If you’re using an electronic database 
such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library, 
you may begin with Database
And then choose Reference Source 
from the list of Database content
For online Database articles, 
you’ll specify the name of the database 
Leave DOI, URL and Database Accession Number field...
X 
X 
X 
For example, Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Click on today to autofill the date
For both Print and Database sources, 
you’ll enter information about the article 
and the Reference source it is in.
In an electronic database 
the information about your Reference source is at the beginning of the article
And so is the Title and Author of the article
Many databases provide a sample citation 
at the end of the article. 
Notice it’s in MLA format here. 
You can copy & past...
Fill in information about the article: 
Author’s name 
Title of article 
Page numbers 
(Page numbers are not always availa...
For the Reference Source itself, you’ll provide: 
Editor or Author 
Title (and vol. # if given) 
Publisher and Place of Pu...
You can look up the Reference Source in RhinoCat 
to easily find the information you need : 
Title of the Reference Source...
You may also import the information 
from WorldCat using the ISBN number 
(International Standard Book Number)
You can find the ISBN number in RhinoCat or in the Database 
(ISBN = International Standard Book Number)
Important! 
Be sure to verify that the 
WorldCat result matches your source 
before you import it
Edit the imported information, if necessary 
You would want to delete 
these, for instance 
Choose Continue to import
ONE OTHER THING: Don’t check this box! 
If you do, the publication information of your source 
will NOT appear in your bib...
Choose Submit
Your bibliography with your 
new Reference Source citation
You can edit, copy or delete the citation
Click on Footnote Format for the pop-up window 
showing the format for your first footnote 
and subsequent notes.
Customize the example 
with the page number of your 
quotation or paraphrase 
and NoodleTools will autofill the 
footnotes...
Copy and Paste 
footnotes 
into your paper
Questions? 
Ask us or go to Help
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NoodleTools Citing Reference Sources 2014

  1. 1. The Taft School Library How to Cite a Print or Electronic Encyclopedia / Reference Source using NoodleTools 10/2014
  2. 2. Are you using a Print Reference Book? Choose Reference Source
  3. 3. You may choose to view the tutorial defining a Reference Source. Click either Continue button.
  4. 4. NoodleTools defaults to the form for a print Reference Source IMPORTANT! Is your article from one of Taft’s subscription databases such as Gale Virtual Reference Library?
  5. 5. If you’re using an electronic database such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library, you may begin with Database
  6. 6. And then choose Reference Source from the list of Database content
  7. 7. For online Database articles, you’ll specify the name of the database Leave DOI, URL and Database Accession Number fields blank; they are not needed at Taft. Choose the database name from the pop-up list X X X
  8. 8. X X X For example, Gale Virtual Reference Library Click on today to autofill the date
  9. 9. For both Print and Database sources, you’ll enter information about the article and the Reference source it is in.
  10. 10. In an electronic database the information about your Reference source is at the beginning of the article
  11. 11. And so is the Title and Author of the article
  12. 12. Many databases provide a sample citation at the end of the article. Notice it’s in MLA format here. You can copy & paste the individual parts (author, article title, etc) into NoodleTools
  13. 13. Fill in information about the article: Author’s name Title of article Page numbers (Page numbers are not always available in an electronic database)
  14. 14. For the Reference Source itself, you’ll provide: Editor or Author Title (and vol. # if given) Publisher and Place of Publication Year of publication Edition if needed (for example, 3rd)
  15. 15. You can look up the Reference Source in RhinoCat to easily find the information you need : Title of the Reference Source Editor Place of publication Name of publisher Date of publication
  16. 16. You may also import the information from WorldCat using the ISBN number (International Standard Book Number)
  17. 17. You can find the ISBN number in RhinoCat or in the Database (ISBN = International Standard Book Number)
  18. 18. Important! Be sure to verify that the WorldCat result matches your source before you import it
  19. 19. Edit the imported information, if necessary You would want to delete these, for instance Choose Continue to import
  20. 20. ONE OTHER THING: Don’t check this box! If you do, the publication information of your source will NOT appear in your bibliography
  21. 21. Choose Submit
  22. 22. Your bibliography with your new Reference Source citation
  23. 23. You can edit, copy or delete the citation
  24. 24. Click on Footnote Format for the pop-up window showing the format for your first footnote and subsequent notes.
  25. 25. Customize the example with the page number of your quotation or paraphrase and NoodleTools will autofill the footnotes above. Note: Page numbers aren’t always available in electronic sources.
  26. 26. Copy and Paste footnotes into your paper
  27. 27. Questions? Ask us or go to Help

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