NoodleBib Citations

Information at Your Fingertips

A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle

 

Create List| Create Citation | Spell Check | Add Source Type | Delete Citation | Delete All Citations | Delete List

This page gives step-by-step directions to create and delete both Lists and Citations. Use the Related Links on the right to view directions for other sections in the NoodleBib program.

 


To Create a List

  1. Click "Create a New List" button
  2. Choose a list style (check with your professor on which will be required for that class)
    a. MLA Advanced (recommended)
    b. MLA Starter
    c. APA Advanced
    d. Chicago/Turabian
  3. Type a description of list (Suggestion: type the class number and/or the title of the paper)
  4. Click "Create List"
  5. Follow directions for each style

 

To Create a Citation

  1. At "Works Cited" or "References" page
  2. Choose a Citation type (example: journal, book, website, etc.)
  3. Click "Create Citation"
  4. Click "Next"
  5. Choose the publication medium (example: print, e-journal, microfiche, etc.) choices depend on either APA or MLA style
  6. Click "Next"
  7. The questions asked by Noodle Tools will change depending on the type of citation you chose in #2 and #5
  8. Answer the questions on each page and then click "Next"
  9. The last page should be the specific information about the article, website, etc. (example: journal title, article title, page numbers, etc.)

NOTE 1: If you have both NoodleTools and the journal citation windows open at the same time, you can copy and paste the information needed into NoodleTools.

NOTE 2: You should be aware of what is required for different types of references. Not all options given by NoodleBib will be needed. For example: journal citations, in APA format, only require a year - NoodleBib gives the option of adding a month and date (for the other styles).


  1. When completely finished filling out required information
  2. Click "Check for Errors" button

 

To Check Spelling and Make Any Corrections Needed

  1. Click "Generate Citation" button
  2. The "Works Cited" or "References" list will appear with the completed citation.
  3. For additional citations - click on the drop-down menu that says "Select a Citation Type"
  4. The above process will be repeated for each new citation created
  5. You may add citations on different days. Just open the list for that paper and click on the "Select a Citation Type" drop-down menu

 

To Add a Description of Primary or Secondary Source to Citation

  1. Open "List" where the citation is located
  2. Click the checkbox (located next to the media type) for the citation you wish to describe
  3. Scroll to bottom of the page
  4. Click dropdown menu that says "Select an Attribute"
  5. Click the correct source (primary, secondary, or tertiary)
  6. Click "Apply"
  7. At the full bibliographic list of resources - under the column that says "Description" -source will be listed.
  8. Items may then be sorted by type of source.

 

To Delete a Citation

  1. Open "List" where citation is located
  2. Click the checkbox (located next to the media type) for the citation to delete
  3. Click "Delete" (located to the far right, next to the citation)
  4. At "Are you sure you want to delete this entry?"
  5. Click "Ok"
  6. Click "My Lists" (located on top navigation) to view citations in other lists

 

To Delete All Citations in a List

  1. Open "List" where citations are located
  2. Click all checkboxes (located next to the media type)
  3. Click "Delete" button (located at bottom of page)
  4. At "Are you sure you want to delete this entry?"
  5. Click "Ok"
  6. Click "My Lists" (located on top navigation) to view citations in other lists

 

To Delete a List

  1. Make sure you're on the "My Lists" page
  2. Click the checkbox next to the list you wish to delete
  3. Click "Delete" button (located at bottom of page)
  4. At "Are you sure you want to delete this list?"
  5. Click "Ok"

NOTE: Once a citation or list has been deleted it cannot be recovered, and the citation or list will have to be recreated.

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