NoodleTools - South Bend-Elkhart

You Can Also Email

E-Mailing projects

E-mailing a project to someone:

1. From the Bibliography screen,
    under Works Cited, click on
    the Email button.

2. Enter your name in the field
    next to Your Name.

3. Enter the recipient's e-mail
    address in the field next to
    Send to (e-mail).

4. You can put a check mark next
    to Include outline and/or

Note: This option is used if your
Works Cited contains an outline
or notecards.

NoodleTools will attach HTML
versions of those selected.

5. Click Send to e-mail the
    Works Cited and other project

Note:  The Google Docs paper is
not currently included in the
e-mail that you send. If you want
to e-mail a document to
someone, log in to your Google Docs account and e-mail it from there.

Adding Citations to Source List

Adding Citations

At the top of the screen the Dashboard tab will be selected in the navigation bar after you create a new project. Your new project will be marked (open) if you click on Projects in the navigation bar. Any other entries you create will be added to the open section.

1. With Dashboard selected, you will see your project's description. In the Dashboard box you can insert a Research Question and/or
    a Thesis Statement that you can refer to later. These options will also help keep you focused.

2. In the left box labeled Components, you will see a link for Works Cited, Notecards and Paper (Google Docs). Click on Works Cited
    to edit your project.  Alternatively, you can click also on Bibliography in the navigation bar.

The following screen will have an area labeled "Cite a:" followed by a drop-down list that will contain all of the citation types available.

Here are the options available to you: book, journal, magazine, newspaper, reference source, e-mail, Web site, artwork/photograph, film or video recording, lecture, speech, address or reading, television or radio program, and personal interview.

Follow these steps to add your sources:

1. Select the type of source your are using from the "Cite a:" drop-down menu.

2. Click the Create Citation button. You will be asked a series of questions about the type of source you chose. You will then be guided
    through a series of forms asking you to enter information about the source such as author, title, publication date, etc.

    *In the new features, NoodleTools with give some examples of sources in a Help Screen to compare to and ensure that the
      correct source is being cited in your Works Cited page.  You can select "Hide the Help Screen Next Time" if you don't want to
      see it again.

3. * A new feature offered by NoodleTools allows you to choose from a different source if you change your mind.

    You can choose from Print, Web Site, Database, eBook File or Microform.

    You can also copy and paste a citation from WorldCat by searching the ISBN, Title or Author/Editor.

Note: To add the author's name click Add after you have entered it in the boxes provided and it will be populated in the box below it.  You can also remove names from this box too.

     The same goes for Editors, Translators, Compilers, etc applicable for your source.

3. Add an annotation if one is required for your assignment. The text box for, an annotation is at the end of the citation creation
    configuration options.

Note:  We recommend that students create their annotations in Word and then copy and paste it into the Annotation box.

4. On the last page, you can click on Check Errors to scan your entry for common mistakes. Review the entry for any possible error
    (which will flagged in red). Then click on Generate Citation button at the bottom of the screen. Your entry will be displayed.
    Check it to confirm it is correctly formatted.

    *Little ! signs will appear next to anything that NoodleTools wants to make suggestions about or has a question to ask you.

      You can even choose to Include this source in my final works cited
      by checking the box next to this option.

5. For additional sources, repeat steps 1-5 until all desired citations have been created.

6.  Once you've finished, click on Submit.

7.  You will then be taken to the MLA Works Cited page.  From there, you can edit, copy or delete your Works Cited. 

     You can also choose to add Notecards to your citation by clicking on "New".

Saving and Printing Citations Lists

Saving and printing citations lists to your work:

1. Saving your lists - lists and notes will automatically be saved when you sign out.

2.  Completed lists can be printed by clicking on the Print/Export button.

Note:  This option gives you several choices to choose from.

     1. Print/Export to Word (This will open your Works Cited in MS Word where you can edit, print and/or save).

     2. Print/Export to Google Docs. (You will need a Google Account to sign in and grant access to use this option. Your Works Cited
         will open up into a Google Document.)

     3. Preview as Web Page (HTML) (Use the browser’s File, Save asmechanism to save what you see in the preview window as an
         HTML file on your computer.)

   *4.  You now also have Formatting Options available to you as a new feature. 

Sharing Your List of Citations and Annotations

Sharing Your List: With your instructor.

Your instructor may require that you share your list so that he or she can view it and offer comments.  To share your project you will need to select Share project with teacher's drop box hyperlink.

*You can also see a quick tutorial on how to do this by clicking on "Show me how".

1. Enter the name of the course provided by the instructor in the box labeled Assignment Drop Box.

2. Type in your First and Last Name.

    (Your teacher may not know you from your personal id)

    You can choose to put a check mark next to Share my Google Docs if that is what you are using.

3. Click Share Project.

Student Collaboration

Sharing With Other Students:  Collaboration

If you are assigned a partner to work on your project or just need help while working on it, you can use the collaboration option.

1. Click on Add/remove students link next to Student Collaboration in the Dashboard Box.

*You can also see a quick tutorial on how to do this by clicking on "Show me how".

  2. On this next page you enter the NoodleTools Personal ID (not Email) of the student that you wish to add as a collaborator. You can
      add as many as you like by clicking Add More

  3. Click Save button to save your changes.  It will say Collaboration options saved highlighted in green at the top of the page when 
      it is complete.

  4. Click the Back to Project  button to return to the previous screen.

*5. Once back to your Dashboard, you can choose to "Add/remove students or Share Google Docs paper with these students".

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