NoodleBib Notecards

Information at Your Fingertips

A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle

 

Create Notecard | Delete Notecard | Create Cluster| Print All | Print Cluster | Print Single | Delete Cluster

This page gives step-by-step directions to use the Notecard function. Use Related Links on the right to view directions for other sections in the NoodleBib program.

 

Notecards

Notecards allow you to extract, organize, and synthesize information you find while reading various resources.

 

Create "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar

  1. Click "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar
  2. Click "New Notecard" - located in upper right-hand side of screen
  3. At notecard screen fill in the following:
    a. Title: give the notecard a title you will remember
    b. Cluster: choose a cluster (created previously) for this notecard
    c. Source: choose a source, which will link your notecard to a specific resource (ex: New York Times)
  4. URL: if the source is online - type specific link to page that refers to the notecard
  5. Pages: type in the page number for quote or other information used
  6. Tags: add keywords that explain this notecard (ex: binge drinking)
  7. Direct Quotation: if you are using a direct quotation - copy & paste it here
  8. Paraphrase: re-write the above quotation in your own words
  9. My ideas: may reflect ideas about the above quotation or what you would like to add to a section of your paper
  10. When finished filling out form - click "Create Notecard"
  11. The card will automatically be added to the end of the current list of cards

 

To Delete a Notecard

  1. Click "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar
  2. At notecard screen - choose the notecard you wish to delete
  3. Click "Delete", located on the right-hand side of the notecard
  4. At the question "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this record?"
  5. Click "Ok"

 

To Create Clusters for Notecards

  1. Click "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar
  2. At notecard screen - click "New Cluster" (located on upper right-hand side of screen)
  3. At the new cluster window - type in name of cluster (ex: main ideas - binge drinking diagnosis)
  4. Click "Create Cluster"
  5. The new cluster is listed at the bottom of the cluster list

NOTE: Each cluster allows for four options, which are: new notecard, remove cluster, rename cluster, and print notecards. All notecards are alphabetical by title within a cluster.

 

To Print All Notecards

  1. Click "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar
  2. At notecard screen - click "Print All"
  3. At first print window - choose one of the options (HTML; full page, no page breaks; full page, one card per page; half page, two notecards per page)
  4. Click "Print"
  5. A second print window will state "Notecard File Has Been Generated"
  6. Click button that says "Open File"
  7. Depending on the option chosen -
  8. An HTML file will open in a web browser - click the browser's print icon to print
  9. A full page will open a file download window - click "Save" - choose where you wish to save the file - type in a file name - click "Save" - click "Open" at the download complete window - file will open in Word or similar word processor
  10. Click "Close" at the third print window in NoodleTools

 

To Print Notecards For a Specific Cluster

  1. At notecard screen -- locate cluster
  2. Click the dropdown menu that says "Cluster Options"
  3. Click "Print Notecards"
  4. At first print window - choose one of the options (HTML; full page, no page breaks; full page, one card per page; half page, two notecards per page)
  5. Click "Print"
  6. A second print window will state "Notecard File Has Been Generated"
  7. Click button that says "Open File"
  8. Depending on option chosen -
  9. An HTML file will open in a web browser - click the browser's print icon to print
  10. A full page will open a file download window - click "Save" - choose where on your computer you wish to save the file - type in a file name - click "Save" - click "Open" at the download complete window - file will open in Word or similar word processor.
  11. Click "Close" at the third print window in NoodleTools

 

To Print a Single Notecard

  1. At notecard screen - locate notecard
  2. Click "Print" (located in upper right corner of notecard)
  3. At first print window
  4. Click "Print"
  5. A second print window will state "Notecard File Has Been Generated"
  6. Click button that says "Open File"
  7. File will open in a web browser
  8. Click the browser's icon to print
  9. Click "Close" at the third print window in NoodleTools

Note: When printing a single notecard the HTML option is automatically chosen.

 

To Delete a Cluster

  1. Click "Notecards" from the Navigation Bar
  2. Locate cluster you wish to delete
  3. Click the dropdown menu that says "Cluster Options"
  4. Click "Remove Cluster"
  5. At the question "Are you sure you want to delete this cluster?
  6. Click "Ok"
  7. Any notecards that were in the deleted cluster will be moved to the "Uncategorized" cluster

Contact

Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian

413-265-2297
smithm@elms.edu

Library Tech Support

Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Librarian/Professor Serials/Systems

413-265-2316
library@elms.edu