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NoodleTools - User Guide

How to Create a Project

 

In order to create a bibliography in NoodleTools, you need to start by creating a project. You can create projects for every paper you are working on in any of the three style guides (MLA, APA, Chicago) most commonly used in academic research.

 

Create a Project

Project Dashboard

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This is your "Projects" dashboard. As you create more projects the dashboard will display your projects in order of last opened.

Let's start from the top of the page:

  • The Search box allows you to quickly search your projects by title.
  • The academic year range drop down you can filter your results list to a specific academic year to review the bibliographies you made during that time period.
  • "New Project " button will allow you to add a new project to your collection.

The information bar above your list of projects gives you the headers for each section for each part of your project information.

  • Project title - Name of your project. You can modify this list to be in alphabetical or reverse alphabetical by using clicking on the arrows.
  • Contents - A quick view to see how many sources are in your bibliography, how many note cards have been made, and if any attachments were included in this project. Each icon is a direct link to your project's bibliography, note cards, or attachments.
  • Updated - A timestamp for the last time you worked on this project. You can change the order of your most recent projects to your oldest by clicking on the arrows after "Updated".
  • Shared - Will open a side window for you to decide if you would like to share your project via the NoodleTools inbox, add a collaborator, or make your project public.

 

  • The three dots at the end of each project will open up an action list for that particular project:
    • Copy - Make a duplicate of your project to edit or add.
    • Add attachment -
    • Rename - Title your project to something else.
    • Change style - If you selected the wrong style guide for your project, you can change it here.
    • Change level - If "Advanced" was not selected, you can change it here.
    • Delete - Remove project completely from your list.
  • There is a "hidden" to-do list on this line between Project Title and Contents. If you hover in this space a little check mark will appear.  Click on the checkmark and a side box will appear with your current to-do, due dates, and an opportunity to add more to your to-do list.

 

When you are ready to add to start a new project, click on the "+New Project".

Create a New Project

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  • Add your Project Title.
  • Select your style guide. Notice the edition of the style guide is included to let you know which rules the citation generator will follow.
  • Always select "Advanced" as your citation level. This will give you access to all the resources NoodleTools offers.
  • Click "Submit" to create your new project and be directed to the dashboard to this new project.