NoodleTools is a citation and research organizer available to all Campbell Students. It offers a number of helpful features, including:

  • Digital note-taking tools to capture research notes and quotations (and keep up with their sources)
  • Research organization tools to sort your research and create outlines for your research projects
  • A full-featured citation tool, featuring:
    • Easy citation import from numerous Cobb Digital Library databases
    • Easy citation creation for other databases, web pages, and book sources
    • Support for MLA, APA, and Chicago formats
    • Fully formatted bibliographies, exported to Google Docs, Microsoft Word, HTML, and other formats

Getting Started

Your friendly Campbell Commons library media specialists are happy to help you with NoodleTools, but here’s a little introduction to get you started:

Making the Most of NoodleTools Features

Manage your work

When you are ready to begin research, create a NoodleTools project. Add collaborators if you’re working with a group. Share your project with your teacher’s assignment inbox to allow them to view and give feedback on your source citations, notecards, outline, and file attachments.

Learn about NoodleTools projects.

Cite your sources

Generate accurate MLA, APA, or Chicago-style citations and format your in-text citations or footnotes. Use an ISBN number or DOI to import citation information for books, articles, and reports, or take advantage of our “Export to NoodleTools” database integrations to produce citations from their article metadata.

Learn about NoodleTools source citations.

Take notes and develop ideas

Make connections, develop original ideas and articulate arguments. Use our intuitive, visual “tabletop” to manipulate, tag and pile notecards, then connect them to topics in your outline to prepare for writing.

Learn about NoodleTools notecards.

(The section above was copied with permission from the NoodleTools Help page.)

For more information about using NoodleTools, check the Knowledge Base, or ask the Campbell Commons staff.

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