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Off Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases, journals, and eBooks, you'll need your student ID.

What is NoodleTools?

NoodleTools is a citation tool that will help you create citations and much more! Use it when you start your research to organize your sources, take notes, and write outlines.

With NoodleTools you can:

  • Keep track of your resources online
  • Write and link notecards to your resources
  • Share your resources and notecards with your teacher
  • Access your resources and notecards from any computer

Other Features

​NoodleTools will give you guidelines for the corresponding in-text citation for each of your full citations. Just click on Options pull-down menu to the right of the finished citation and click on In-text reference.

​Options Menu

You may e-mail your list by clicking on the Email button on the Sources page.

Sources Menu

Click on Analysis to see what types of references you used and how current they are, so you can determine if you have a good balance of sources.

Use the Notecards tab to create searchable electronic index cards. You may take notes, link them to your sources, and organize this information. Click on New Notecard to create a notecard.

If you have any questions about your citation or think there is an error, click on Have a Question? under the Options pull-down menu.  An e-mail form is provided to Ask the Experts, who will answer your question within 24 hours.

You can type your paper directly into NoodleTools by using the Paper tab.  This requires a Gmail account and will open Google Docs for you to use to write your paper.

Writing Help

The Elements of Style
Full-text online version of this well-known guide to English grammar and usage.

Purdue OWL General Writing Resources
General writing resources from the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Purdue OWL ESL Writer's Guide
Writing resources for ESL students from the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Guide to Grammar & Writing
A guide sponsored by the Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.