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Using NoodleToolsUsing NoodleTools
A complete citation, notecard, andA complete citation, notecard, and
outlining tooloutl...
About this TutorialAbout this Tutorial
 This tutorial will walk you through the stepsThis tutorial will walk you through ...
Choose a Topic BelowChoose a Topic Below
Starting a ProjectStarting a Project
Managing SourcesManaging Sources
Creating No...
Starting a ProjectStarting a Project
NEXT
Step One: Logging InStep One: Logging In
1.1. AccessAccess
NoodleToolsNoodleTools
from the library’sfrom the library’s
Sou...
Create a New ProjectCreate a New Project
NEXT
Citation Style and TitleCitation Style and Title
Choose a citation style and give your paperChoose a citation style and gi...
The DashboardThe Dashboard
Click to see the different parts of the dashboard.Click to see the different parts of the dashb...
Managing SourcesManaging Sources
NEXT
Creating a New CitationCreating a New Citation
When you begin looking at a research source,When you begin looking at a res...
Filling in the CitationFilling in the Citation
The pattern for your citation isThe pattern for your citation is
color-code...
Adding AdditionalAdding Additional
InformationInformation
You can choose to add additional informationYou can choose to ad...
Creating NotecardsCreating Notecards
NEXT
What are notecards?What are notecards?
In the olden days of research, youIn the olden days of research, you
kept track of ...
Open a new NotecardOpen a new Notecard
 When you’re ready to take some notes fromWhen you’re ready to take some notes fro...
New NotecardNew Notecard
Give your notecard a name that
will help you remember what
information is there.
Adding a URL wil...
Direct QuotationsDirect Quotations
Pull direct quotations from yourPull direct quotations from your
source and paste to th...
ParaphraseParaphrase
Take another look at theTake another look at the
section you just copied tosection you just copied to...
Further QuestionsFurther Questions
The last text box asksThe last text box asks
you to think about theyou to think about t...
Viewing Notecards fromViewing Notecards from
the Citation Listthe Citation List
From the source list, click “show” to view...
From Notecards toFrom Notecards to
OutlineOutline
NEXT
The TabletopThe Tabletop
Click to see the different parts of the tabletop.Click to see the different parts of the tabletop...
Organizing NotecardsOrganizing Notecards
The simplest way to sort yourThe simplest way to sort your
notecards is by draggi...
Tagging NotecardsTagging Notecards
It’s easy to add visualIt’s easy to add visual
cues to your notecards,cues to your note...
Creating the outlineCreating the outline
 Creating an outline will helpCreating an outline will help
you to organize the ...
Adding SupportAdding Support
 Drag notecards over to the appropriate sections of theDrag notecards over to the appropriat...
Printing the OutlinePrinting the Outline
 When your outline is finished, you have severalWhen your outline is finished, y...
Drafting Your PaperDrafting Your Paper
NEXT
Exporting the OutlineExporting the Outline
 In the Outline window,In the Outline window,
choose the Printchoose the Print...
Export OptionsExport Options
 You can include or excludeYou can include or exclude
many of the elements ofmany of the ele...
Open Your OutlineOpen Your Outline
 You will have the option to either saveYou will have the option to either save
your f...
Now What?Now What?
 When you open yourWhen you open your
outline, it will look like this.outline, it will look like this....
TypingTyping
Straight IntoStraight Into
the Outlinethe Outline
 If you choose to draftIf you choose to draft
your paragra...
Google DocsGoogle Docs
 One of the best places to put your draft is onOne of the best places to put your draft is on
Goog...
You’re Done!You’re Done!
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  1. 1. Using NoodleToolsUsing NoodleTools A complete citation, notecard, andA complete citation, notecard, and outlining tooloutlining tool START
  2. 2. About this TutorialAbout this Tutorial  This tutorial will walk you through the stepsThis tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating a project with NoodleTools.of creating a project with NoodleTools. – To move on in the program, click the NEXTTo move on in the program, click the NEXT button. If you need to go back, use thebutton. If you need to go back, use the navigation in the bottom left corner to select anavigation in the bottom left corner to select a slide.slide. – After each section, you will have the option toAfter each section, you will have the option to move ahead or return to the main menu.move ahead or return to the main menu. NEXT
  3. 3. Choose a Topic BelowChoose a Topic Below Starting a ProjectStarting a Project Managing SourcesManaging Sources Creating NotecardsCreating Notecards From Notecards to OutlineFrom Notecards to Outline Drafting Your PaperDrafting Your Paper
  4. 4. Starting a ProjectStarting a Project NEXT
  5. 5. Step One: Logging InStep One: Logging In 1.1. AccessAccess NoodleToolsNoodleTools from the library’sfrom the library’s Source CitationSource Citation page.page. 2.2. Enter your loginEnter your login information.information. • Personal ID =Personal ID = GM Network IDGM Network ID • Password =Password = GM NetworkGM Network passwordpassword NEXT
  6. 6. Create a New ProjectCreate a New Project NEXT
  7. 7. Citation Style and TitleCitation Style and Title Choose a citation style and give your paperChoose a citation style and give your paper a name.a name. NEXT
  8. 8. The DashboardThe Dashboard Click to see the different parts of the dashboard.Click to see the different parts of the dashboard. The Dashboard shows general information about your project and its various components. This is where you will add your research question and thesis statement. Access the different parts of your project—the bibliography, notecards, outline, and paper—here. When you share your project with others, they can leave comments, which will appear here. You can create a list of tasks and due dates for yourself by clicking here. NEXTDONE
  9. 9. Managing SourcesManaging Sources NEXT
  10. 10. Creating a New CitationCreating a New Citation When you begin looking at a research source,When you begin looking at a research source, create a citation for it so you can keep track ofcreate a citation for it so you can keep track of where different information in your paperwhere different information in your paper comes from.comes from. Begin by selecting the type of resource from the pull-down menu, then answer any additional questions about your source. This will help NoodleTools choose the right type of citation. NEXT
  11. 11. Filling in the CitationFilling in the Citation The pattern for your citation isThe pattern for your citation is color-coded so you can seecolor-coded so you can see what it will look like.what it will look like. Enter the information about yourEnter the information about your research source into the spacesresearch source into the spaces provided.provided. You may not have informationYou may not have information for every field, but you shouldfor every field, but you should have entries inhave entries in mostmost fields.fields. When you are done, clickWhen you are done, click .. thenthen NEXT
  12. 12. Adding AdditionalAdding Additional InformationInformation You can choose to add additional informationYou can choose to add additional information about the research source in the “Annotation”about the research source in the “Annotation” field.field. This is required for an annotated bibliography,This is required for an annotated bibliography, and can help you to keep track of the formatand can help you to keep track of the format and general characteristics of each source inand general characteristics of each source in case you want to refer to them later.case you want to refer to them later. NEXTDONE
  13. 13. Creating NotecardsCreating Notecards NEXT
  14. 14. What are notecards?What are notecards? In the olden days of research, youIn the olden days of research, you kept track of your sources and thekept track of your sources and the facts you found in each one onfacts you found in each one on handwritten notecards.handwritten notecards. These could then be spread out on aThese could then be spread out on a tabletop and sorted into piles totabletop and sorted into piles to represent the different parts of arepresent the different parts of a paper, as well as to remind thepaper, as well as to remind the researcher which source each idearesearcher which source each idea came from.came from. Citation managers take care of all ofCitation managers take care of all of these things for you, eliminating thethese things for you, eliminating the need for handwritten cards.need for handwritten cards. NEXT
  15. 15. Open a new NotecardOpen a new Notecard  When you’re ready to take some notes fromWhen you’re ready to take some notes from a research source, click “new” undera research source, click “new” under Notecards next to that source.Notecards next to that source. NEXT
  16. 16. New NotecardNew Notecard Give your notecard a name that will help you remember what information is there. Adding a URL will create a link back to the original source from your notecard. You can add tags to help you later when you are sorting cards. After you add tags to a card, you can choose from the dropdown menu to give other notecards the same tag. NEXT
  17. 17. Direct QuotationsDirect Quotations Pull direct quotations from yourPull direct quotations from your source and paste to the dialogsource and paste to the dialog box. You can also add picturesbox. You can also add pictures from electronic resources.from electronic resources. If formatting is a problem, youIf formatting is a problem, you have a text-only option forhave a text-only option for pasting.pasting. The text box has many of theThe text box has many of the same features as a wordsame features as a word processor—find and replace,processor—find and replace, different font styles, various textdifferent font styles, various text alignments, special characters,alignments, special characters, and highlighting text.and highlighting text. NEXT
  18. 18. ParaphraseParaphrase Take another look at theTake another look at the section you just copied tosection you just copied to your notecard, and put ityour notecard, and put it into your own words. Tryinto your own words. Try to give as complete ato give as complete a rundown as possible.rundown as possible. NEXT
  19. 19. Further QuestionsFurther Questions The last text box asksThe last text box asks you to think about theyou to think about the information you’ve found.information you’ve found. – What does it mean forWhat does it mean for your research?your research? – Why is it important?Why is it important? – Does it reveal any otherDoes it reveal any other ideas that need to beideas that need to be researched?researched? – How does this connect toHow does this connect to other information you’veother information you’ve already found?already found? You can highlight, underline,You can highlight, underline, or italicize points you knowor italicize points you know you want to come back to.you want to come back to. NEXT
  20. 20. Viewing Notecards fromViewing Notecards from the Citation Listthe Citation List From the source list, click “show” to view summariesFrom the source list, click “show” to view summaries of all notes for that source. Click “hide” to removeof all notes for that source. Click “hide” to remove these from view.these from view. NEXTDONE
  21. 21. From Notecards toFrom Notecards to OutlineOutline NEXT
  22. 22. The TabletopThe Tabletop Click to see the different parts of the tabletop.Click to see the different parts of the tabletop.  This is the tabletop, where you can see the different threadsThis is the tabletop, where you can see the different threads of your research all at the same time.of your research all at the same time. NEXT You can sort your cards in this area, putting them in groups. When you’ve sorted your notecards, use this window to set up your outline. If two notecards provide information about the same concept, you can put them together in a pile. This box holds any new notecards you haven’t yet put onto the table. If you have more notecards than can be seen at one time, this box shows you which area of the tabletop you are looking at.
  23. 23. Organizing NotecardsOrganizing Notecards The simplest way to sort yourThe simplest way to sort your notecards is by dragging themnotecards is by dragging them around the tabletop. Hold thearound the tabletop. Hold the cursor over a notecard to see itscursor over a notecard to see its full title and a short summary.full title and a short summary. Double-click to edit the notecard.Double-click to edit the notecard. You can put similar cardsYou can put similar cards together, or even drag a card ontogether, or even drag a card on top of another one to create atop of another one to create a pile. Holding the cursor over apile. Holding the cursor over a stack will remind you whichstack will remind you which cards are in that pile.cards are in that pile. NEXT
  24. 24. Tagging NotecardsTagging Notecards It’s easy to add visualIt’s easy to add visual cues to your notecards,cues to your notecards, too.too. CTRL-click to select aCTRL-click to select a notecard, then pull downnotecard, then pull down the Tags menu. Fromthe Tags menu. From there, you can color-there, you can color- code, change tags, orcode, change tags, or add visual cues to helpadd visual cues to help you keep track of youryou keep track of your information. You caninformation. You can add multiple colors oradd multiple colors or visual cues to eachvisual cues to each notecard.notecard. NEXT
  25. 25. Creating the outlineCreating the outline  Creating an outline will helpCreating an outline will help you to organize the parts ofyou to organize the parts of your paper into a clear andyour paper into a clear and logical order.logical order.  Create your outline using theCreate your outline using the outline toolbar. With theoutline toolbar. With the buttons, you can add abuttons, you can add a heading, make a heading intoheading, make a heading into a subheading, movea subheading, move headings up and down,headings up and down, delete a heading, or print thedelete a heading, or print the entire outline.entire outline.  Double-click to change theDouble-click to change the names of the differentnames of the different sections.sections. NEXT
  26. 26. Adding SupportAdding Support  Drag notecards over to the appropriate sections of theDrag notecards over to the appropriate sections of the outline. Use the up/down button to change the order of theoutline. Use the up/down button to change the order of the notecards.notecards.  Notecards that have been added will show a check mark inNotecards that have been added will show a check mark in the upper corner.the upper corner. NEXT
  27. 27. Printing the OutlinePrinting the Outline  When your outline is finished, you have severalWhen your outline is finished, you have several options for publishing. You can print the outlineoptions for publishing. You can print the outline with or without the information from your notecards,with or without the information from your notecards, or convert the outline to a file type that you can editor convert the outline to a file type that you can edit with a word processor.with a word processor. NEXTDONE
  28. 28. Drafting Your PaperDrafting Your Paper NEXT
  29. 29. Exporting the OutlineExporting the Outline  In the Outline window,In the Outline window, choose the Printchoose the Print button.button.  Select the Convert toSelect the Convert to RTF option. RatherRTF option. Rather than sending athan sending a document to thedocument to the printer, this option willprinter, this option will convert your outline toconvert your outline to a format that can bea format that can be read by a wordread by a word processor.processor. NEXT
  30. 30. Export OptionsExport Options  You can include or excludeYou can include or exclude many of the elements ofmany of the elements of your notecards. You willyour notecards. You will probably want to include atprobably want to include at least the page numbers,least the page numbers, quotations, paraphrases,quotations, paraphrases, and your own ideas. Theseand your own ideas. These will help you write yourwill help you write your paragraphs and cite theparagraphs and cite the sources correctly withoutsources correctly without having to refer back to yourhaving to refer back to your notecards while you arenotecards while you are writing.writing. NEXT
  31. 31. Open Your OutlineOpen Your Outline  You will have the option to either saveYou will have the option to either save your file or open it immediately.your file or open it immediately. NEXT
  32. 32. Now What?Now What?  When you open yourWhen you open your outline, it will look like this.outline, it will look like this. You have several optionsYou have several options from this point:from this point: – Open a new document forOpen a new document for your draft and click backyour draft and click back and forth as you write.and forth as you write. – Begin typing paragraphsBegin typing paragraphs or parts of paragraphsor parts of paragraphs directly into the outline.directly into the outline. – Reformat the documentReformat the document into a Word outline andinto a Word outline and type paragraphs right intotype paragraphs right into it.it. NEXT
  33. 33. TypingTyping Straight IntoStraight Into the Outlinethe Outline  If you choose to draftIf you choose to draft your paragraphsyour paragraphs directly into the outline,directly into the outline, you can make it easieryou can make it easier to tell the draft from theto tell the draft from the outline byoutline by – Eliminating extra lineEliminating extra line spacingsspacings – Color-codingColor-coding – HighlightingHighlighting – Using different fontsUsing different fonts NEXT
  34. 34. Google DocsGoogle Docs  One of the best places to put your draft is onOne of the best places to put your draft is on Google Docs. You will need a Google account toGoogle Docs. You will need a Google account to do this.do this.  The advantages to using Google Docs for storingThe advantages to using Google Docs for storing your files are:your files are: – Files are accessible from any web-connected computer.Files are accessible from any web-connected computer. – You only have one version of the file floating around—noYou only have one version of the file floating around—no more figuring out which is the one you were working onmore figuring out which is the one you were working on last time.last time. – A full-featured, built-in word processor means you can editA full-featured, built-in word processor means you can edit your file on a computer that doesn’t have Word, or openyour file on a computer that doesn’t have Word, or open your file no matter what program or version you have.your file no matter what program or version you have. NEXT
  35. 35. You’re Done!You’re Done! Press to exit the tutorial.Press to exit the tutorial.

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