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If you have NOT logged in before, you'll need to register. Click the blue bottom at the bottom of the login screen that says Register. If you are off campus, you'll need to get a school ID code from a librarian. Call us at 309-694-5355 or 309-690-6837, OR you can use the online chat to get a hold of us!
If you're a returning user and you're logging in for the first time during a new semester, you'll be prompted to update your profile. It just asks you to review your name, initials, institution, last 4 digits of your phone number, and expected year of graduation.
Once you've logged in, you'll be on the Projects screen.
Click the green box that says New project.
You'll then see this pop up:
Name your project, choose the citation style, and then, choose Advanced for your citation level. Regardless of whether or not you've used NoodleTools before, you will have so much more to choose from if you choose the Advanced option.
To start generating your citations, find the Sources tab at the top of your NoodleTools page.
Then, click on the green New Source button.
3. You'll then need to choose the overall category that your source came from.
If you're not sure, you can always check in with a librarian!
The next step is why it's a good idea to choose the advanced option from the start. You will be prompted to drill down even further--so if we know we got our source from one of the library databases, for example, we'll click Database, and this next table comes up:
So when we chose Database, we were telling NoodleTools where we found our source. The colored boxes are so that we can tell it what the source is.
After you've clicked on what the source is, you will be taken to a form to fill out.
For this example, I am going to use an article I found by going to Academic Search Complete and searching for "honey bees." To see the article's record and follow along, here is the link: Reduced density and visually complex apiaries reduce parasite load and promote honey production and overwintering survival in honey bees.
Finally, click the green Save button.
This takes you to your sources page, where you can copy that citation that you just made. It looks like this:
If you pasted in the permalink correctly, you can click View live web page to go to the article record.
Look over to the right to see some options:
This is where you can add tags, see your notecards or create new notecards for a source, and choose from options including edit, edit annotation, copy, delete, in-text reference (super helpful!), and a place to submit a question to a citation expert.
1. Click on the project you want to create a references page for (if you're not already working within one).
2. Click on the Sources tab.
3. Click the dropdown option that says Print/Export.
4. Depending on whether you're writing your paper in Google Docs or Microsoft Word, choose the appropriate option.
5. Click to open the download at the bottom of your screen.
6. Save or copy and paste into another document and save.
See the image below for assistance.
The Analysis button lets you see some statistics about the sources you've cited:
This can be helpful to visualize how well balanced your references will end up being, or to visualize requirements you might need to meet--should your sources all be five years old or younger? Should you be using at least 1 or more print resource? Etc.