Overview: The Starter, Junior and Advanced levels are designed to match the expertise of users as they grow from novices to independent scholars. At each level, NoodleTools builds in appropriate advice for identifying, evaluating and citing sources. When creating a new citation, the user will see a list of source types to choose. Based on the project's level, their options are few to many (see examples below).
This article applies to:
✔︎ NoodleTools School Subscription
✔︎ NoodleTools Individual License
✗ NoodleTools MLA Lite
✗ NoodleTools Express
Note: NoodleTools MLA Lite and NoodleTools Express always use "Advanced" level citation forms and cannot be changed.
Starter: Source is print or viewed first-hand:
Starter: Source is in a database:
Junior: Source is print or viewed first-hand:
Junior: Source is in a database:
Advanced: Source is print or viewed first-hand:
Advanced: Source is in a database:
Hint #1: After a source is selected, Starter-level users are prompted for only basic information; for example, if the source is a print book: Contributor(s), title, publisher, and date. Advanced-level users are given the option to add more information, such as edition, series name, and type of book, if applicable.
Hint #2: "Show Me" tutorials created for Starter, Junior and Advanced levels are embedded at the point of need in NoodleTools (also available as stand-alone modules) to engage students in information literacy and the research process. Each progressive level for elementary through university students are applied accordingly based on the user's project level.