Within each project you can create a bibliography for every source used in your research. You do need to understand the basics of your style guide in order to create the most complete citations, but NoodleTools will take care of all of the formatting of your citations and bibliography. NoodleTools will alert you within the citation generator when a recognized error is made.
*NOTE* Images below are from a project using MLA. APA and Chicago will have different inclusions for the citation, but the instructions here remain the same regardless of the style guide.
When you click on your project, you are taken to your Sources page. This is where you will find all of your citation for this project. Click on the "+New Sources" green button in the top right hand corner to for a popup window.
This is where you select your medium of the source you are citing. The types of mediums used are:
Once you have selected your medium type the menu will drop down and ask you what type of resource you are citing. Each source type has different needs in a citation. The color coded legend at the bottom shares the different categories for the medium chosen.
This is the page where you create your citation.
When a citation has been created in a subscription database or from a website, you can add the entire citation to your bibliography without having to put each citation component into a field box. Add your citation by selecting the medium and source type.
Inside the citation generator, click on "Copy & Paste a citation" at the top next to the "Save" button.
Here is where you will copy and paste the pre-created citation. NoodleTools will not correct format here. It is understood that you know the citation is correct and you are simply adding it. If changes are needed, here is where you can edit the citation. Click "Save" when finished.
Here is the pre-created citation added to the bibliography. There is a note to remind you that this was not a NoodleTools created citation.
After you click "Save" you will be directed to the bibliography listing of all your sources.
The formatted citations will be here. As you add more citations, NoodleTools will automatically arrange the bibliography in alphabetical order.
The listing will include the source type for each citation. If a permalink or a URL was included in the citation generator, a direct link (little arrow in a box) will be included under the source type for direct access.
The dropdown to the right of the citation will include several functions: