This tutorial covers the following topics: 

  1. How to create a source citation
  2. How to edit a source citation
  3. How to add and edit an annotation
  4. How to delete and undelete source citations

How to create a source citation


1. Click Sources in the navigation bar at the top of the screen to begin adding citations to the project.



2.  Click New Source.


3. When you create a new source, you will be prompted to select where the source is and what type it is. The content of the list will vary depending on what project level you selected. The example below is using the Advanced level.   
 


Once you select the source type, a form will appear (below). 



Note: If you have selected in your profile to display "Show Me" help screens when available, a help screen will appear first.

  • Show Me is an online tutorial to demonstrate how to evaluate the source.
  • Source Check lists other related forms that may fit your source.
  • If you are comfortable citing a particular type of source and wish to hide this additional help, check the “Hide this help screen next time” box at the bottom of the page.

The form that you will complete to cite a source is dynamic and shows you only the fields that apply to your specific source. Those fields change based on the style (MLA, APA, or Chicago), level (Starter, Junior or Advanced), source type, content type, and publication medium selected.

4. On the form, fill in as many details about your source as possible. Help text pops up with tips as you move from field to field. Click on the blue information icon to view the tip.



5. A Guide at the top-right of the screen displays a formatting template. Click the blue tab (MLA Guide in the screenshot) to open the guide. As you enter information in the form, the corresponding element is highlighted in the template.



6. On the form, fields that have a red * are required, but be sure to provide information for all fields for which you have information. If something isn't provided by the source (i.e., the author, a publication date, etc), it is ok to leave the field blank.



7. As you type into a field, NoodleTools automatically checks for common errors with capitalization, abbreviations, and more. When a yellow warning popup appears above the field, read the suggestions on how to correct the potential problem.



8. Click Save to generate the source citation. 


9. If there are multiple citations in your source list, a link Jump to citation I just edited at the top of your source list scrolls your view to the one you just added (which will also be highlighted in your list).

10. Repeat all steps above for each source you wish to cite.


How to edit a source citation


1. Find the source citation you wish to edit and select Edit in the Options menu.


2. Modify the information about your source. You can either:
  • Correct individual fields,
  • Use the dropdown list(s) at the top of the form to change the source or content types (e.g., Journal instead of Magazine or Editorial instead of Article), or
  • Modify the publication medium if necessary by selecting a different tab at the top of the form (e.g., Web Site instead of Print).

3. Check for any new data required if you have updated the publication medium or source/content type.

4. Click Save.

5. If there are multiple citations in your source list, a link Jump to citation I just edited at the top of your source list scrolls your view to the one you just added (which will also be highlighted in your list).


How to add or edit an annotation 



Please see How to add or edit an annotation.

How to delete and undelete source citations


Deleting a source:

  1. Find the entry you wish to remove and select Delete in the Options menu.

  2. Click OK when asked Are you sure you wish to delete the selected entries?



Deleting multiple sources at once:

  1. Mark the checkboxes to the left of the sources you wish to delete.

  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Delete.

  3. Click OK when asked Are you sure you wish to delete all of the entries that are selected above?


Undeleting sources:

  1. Click Undelete at the top of the screen.
  2. Restore deleted citations window will appear that allows you to mark checkboxes next to the items you wish to recover.
  3. Click Undelete.

 

NOTE: Notecards become unlinked from a source when the source is deleted (they become “thought cards”). If you restore a source, you will need to relink its notecards (either by editing each notecard and selecting the right item from the Source menu or by selecting multiple notecards on the Notecard Tabletop and clicking Link to source to relink all of them).