Overview: When you've located an article in a EBSCO database that you want to use in your research, use EBSCO's export feature to generate your citation in NoodleTools (and then double-check all the data!).

This article applies to: 

✔︎ NoodleTools School Subscription

✔︎ NoodleTools Individual License

✔︎ NoodleTools MLA Lite

 NoodleTools Express


See also "How to import a source citation from a database"

Step 1:

In one browser tab, open the NoodleTools project you are working on and navigate to the Sources screen.

Step 2:

In a second browser tab, open EBSCO's database and navigate to the article you wish to cite. 

Step 3:

Click Export at the right of the article.

Step 4:

Choose "Direct Export to NoodleTools" and click Save.

Note: The citation style of the example displayed in the database does not matter -- the citation style will match the style of the NoodleTools project you are importing into.

Step 5:

A new browser tab opens displaying the citation that will be imported into your NoodleTools project (check your pop-up blocker settings if this window does not open). Before you continue, verify that your project selected under "Import" is correct. 

Step 6: 

Click the Import references button. At the top of the page, look for a green confirmation, "1 reference successfully exported to project..."

Step 7:

Close the "View/Import Sources" tab and return to the tab containing your NoodleTools project. Reload the Sources screen to view your imported citation. You'll notice that a note is added below the citation, "This reference was exported from the database."