Online sources can change, become temporarily unavailable, or even disappear. The Archive and Annotate feature allows you to save webpages and PDF files to your NoodleTools projects. You can also highlight and add notes to your archived pages to remind yourself why the source is important to your research.


With Archive and Annotate, you can easily access your source material at any time by clicking the link next to a citation in your bibliography. Your instructor can also view your archived source material in case you have questions or need additional help.


To begin, add the bookmarklet to your browser


If you include a URL for a web or database source in any Junior or Advanced level Sources, you’ll see “Archive & annotate page” to the left of your citation. Click this link.



 

On the next screen, to install the Archive and Annotate bookmarklet on your Mac or PC, click Archive This and drag it to your Bookmarks bar.



Now your browser bar will always show an Archive This for all your projects.

 


To begin archiving and annotating webpages and PDFs, close the setup instructions.

NOTE: If you do not want to see these instructions again, check the box “Don’t show these instructions again” in the lower left corner. To return to the instructions later, the URL is http://my.noodletools.com/support/archivesetup.php.


This tutorial will show you how to: 

1. Archive and annotate a webpage linked to a citation
    2. Archive and annotate a PDF linked to a citation
      3. Archive and annotate a webpage or PDF before you create a citation

        1. Archive and annotate a webpage linked to a citation

        NOTE: If you have not installed the bookmarklet to your browser, first see above instructions to add the booklet to your browser. 


          1. Navigate to a webpage you want to save. If you wish to highlight a section of the page, select the section. 


          Click Archive This in the Bookmarks bar to save the entire source.

          2. In the Title field of the Archive Page window, NoodleTools will autofill the title (which you can edit).


          3. In the Project field, you will see the name of the project you currently have open. NOTE: If you don’t have a project open, you can use the drop-down menu to select a project.

          4. In the Annotation field, you can add a comment about the entire source or enter notes about the passage you’ve highlighted.

          5. A checkbox (bottom left) may show that this note will be attached to your most recent source. Uncheck this box if you do not want to archive your note with that source.

          6. Click Save and return to your Sources screen. NOTE: Notes cannot be re-edited after they are added.

          7. Reload your sources list, and the “Archive & annotate page” link will update to read “View archived page.”


          8.To return to your archived page with the notes & highlights, click “View archived page.”

          9. To mark-up another part of the same webpage, click “View archived page." Highlight new text and click the Archive This. When the Archive Page window appears, you can add a new annotation to the highlighted text.

          Three blue buttons (upper-right) allow you to navigate your notes. To view your notes, click the “+” button to open the heading. 


          The image below displays the heading as open.



          What each button does:



          1. View or close your highlights

          2. To view or close the heading.

          3. Goes to the live webpage (the “source”) using its own URL.


          When you have added multiple notes to a webpage, you will see left and right arrows (to the right of the blue buttons) that allow you to move between the different annotations you've created. 



          2. Archive and annotate a PDF linked to a citation

          NOTE: If you have not installed the bookmarklet to your browser, first see above instructions to add the booklet to your browser. 


            1. Navigate to a PDF file you want to save.


            2. Click Archive This in the Bookmarks bar.

            3. A yellow bar at the top will appear displaying PDF uploaded!


            4. Click Archive This again in your Bookmarks bar to save your archive.

            5. After you click the “Archive This” button again, an “Archive Page” popup window will appear. NoodleTools will autofill the title (which you can edit) into the Title field of the “Archive Page” pop-up.

            6. In the Project field, you will see the name of the project you currently have open. Note: If you don’t have a project open, you can use the drop-down menu to select a project.

            7. In the Annotation field, you can add a comment about the entire source. Note: Highlighting is not available for PDF files.

            8. A checkbox (bottom left) may show that this note will be attached to your most recent source. Note: Uncheck this box if you do not want to archive your note with that source.

            9. Click Save and return to your Sources page. Note: Notes cannot be re-edited after they are added.

            10. Reload your citations and the “Archive & annotate page” link will update to read “View archived page.”

            11. To view the archived PDF file, click the “View archived page” link next to the citation.

            Note: A&A does not work for a PDF that is contained in a “reader frame,” e.g. document is viewed inside an Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin, instead of the browser’s native PDF viewer. Whenever possible, choose the option to view a PDF file without the reader frame, to archive it with your source.


            3. Archive and annotate a webpage or PDF before you create a citation

            NOTE: If you have not installed the bookmarklet to your browser, first see above instructions to add the booklet to your browser. 


            The following steps describe how to create a “placeholder citation” that you can edit later to create a complete citation.


            1. Navigate to a webpage or PDF file you want to save. Click Archive This in the Bookmarks bar to save the entire source.

            2. If you are not logged into NoodleTools, you will be prompted to login.

            3. If you are archiving a PDF file, you will be prompted to click Archive This again.

            4. In the Project field, you will see the name of the project you currently have open. Note: If you don’t have a project open, you can use the drop-down menu to select a project.

            5. In the Annotation field, you can add a comment about the entire source or enter notes on a passage you’ve highlighted on a webpage.

            6. A checkbox (bottom left) may show that this note will be attached to a source you worked on recently.

            7. Since you are archiving a new source, uncheck the box that shows a source that you most recently worked on.

            8. Click Save and return to your Sources screen. Note: Notes cannot be re-edited after they are added.

            9. Reload your Source screen and the archived page will link to a new “placeholder” citation.


            Select Edit on the Options menu to edit the citation and supply any missing data, like the website title, publisher, and/or publication date.