NoodleTools Introduction 2014


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

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NoodleTools Introduction 2014

  1. 1. The Taft School Library Welcome to NoodleTools
  2. 2. Login here
  3. 3. View Tutorials
  4. 4. Features of NoodleTools How to cite different types of sources
  5. 5. Is this your first visit? Create a Personal ID Once you’ve created an account, login here
  6. 6. Complete all of the fields of the registration form and click Register. Remember to select your year of graduation here.
  7. 7. Your NoodleTools Toolbar
  8. 8. Chicago/Turabian style and Advanced level are Taft’s defaults for History papers. Your English teacher will prefer MLA.
  9. 9. Name your paper and click Create Project
  10. 10. My Projects page with the first project
  11. 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. 12. Welcome to your Project Dashboard
  13. 13. Type your Research Question and Thesis Statement here
  14. 14. See when you created and updated your project Click here to view your log of work on this project
  15. 15. If your teacher has set up a NoodleTools drop box, you can share your work with him/her.
  16. 16. Remember to check the box to share your Google Docs paper as well as your bibliography
  17. 17. Type your teacher’s name here and choose the Drop Box for your class. Click Share Project.
  18. 18. You will see a log of your teacher’s comments here
  19. 19. Working in a group? You can collaborate in real time in NoodleTools. Click Show me how to view the tutorial.
  20. 20. Access your bibliography, notecards and outline from Components
  21. 21. You can also open them from the toolbar
  22. 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. 23. Create a To Do list Tip: enter deadlines here
  24. 24. Starting a new Bibliography
  25. 25. Choose your source type from the pull-down menu and click on Create citation
  26. 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. 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. 28. You may change the type of item you’re citing from the source using this pull-down menu
  29. 29. Change the overall source type using this pull-down menu
  30. 30. You can choose Quick Cite to Copy & Paste a citation (found in an electronic database or on a website, for instance)
  31. 31. Once the fields are filled, scroll down and click on Submit Leave this checkbox checked !
  32. 32. Your new bibliography
  33. 33. NoodleTools automatically saves your citations
  34. 34. Edit, Copy or Delete a citation
  35. 35. Click New to create notecards that are automatically linked to your sources See Notecards tutorial
  36. 36. Go to Notecards in the menu bar to organize your notecards and create an outline. See the Virtual Tabletop tutorial
  37. 37. Click on Footnote Format to open a new window with your footnote for this source
  38. 38. Provides the format for the first footnote and subsequent footnotes. Also explains more about footnotes including the use of “Ibid.”
  39. 39. Add page number of a quotation / paraphrase in Customize the example and NoodleTools will autofill the footnotes above
  40. 40. Email your bibliography
  41. 41. Check boxes to email both your outline and notecards
  42. 42. Export and Print your bibliography
  43. 43. Your Ready-to-Print Bibliography Chicago/Turabian Style Tip: Copy and paste to your paper in Google Docs
  44. 44. Keep all your projects!
  45. 45. And create new ones
  46. 46. Questions? Ask us or go to Help