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Using NoodleTools: A Guide to the App

A guide to creating and using your free NoodleTools account for citations.

About this guide

 This guide provides basic NoodleTools information. For detailed step-by-step instructions and in-depth information on topics like importing citations from databases or using Notecards use Solutions: NoodleTools Help Desk.

What is NoodleTools?

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NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Stay organized as you evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write.

NoodleTools will create citations according to MLA, APA, or Chicago Style standards. Using these citations you can automatically create properly formatted Works Cited (MLA), References (APA), or Bibliography (Chicago Style) to accompany your paper.

This guide answers common questions on using NoodleTools in your classes at NWACC.

  • My NoodleTools Account – information on creating (register) your free account, revalidating your account, and password recovery
  • Using NoodleTools – learn how to create your citations and Works Cited page.
  • Beyond the Basics  – learn how to create an Annotated Bibliography and use the In-text citation / Footnote format features
  • Cite Your Sources – opens the library's guide on using MLA, APA, and Chicago.
NWACC Library has a campus subscription to NoodleTools.
Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can create an individual account to use at no cost.

Forgot your password?

If you know your NoodleTools Personal ID, you can request a password reset link be emailed to you.

If you forgot your Personal ID, contact the Library for help.

Credits & Licensing

This guide is adapted and reused with permission from Volunteer State Community College Thigpen Library.

Creative Commons License
This work by Northwest Arkansas Community College, Pauline Whitaker Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.