All information has been taken from the Noodletools website.
On the Projects screen, click the green New Project button in the upper-right corner. The "Create a New Project" panel opens.
|Project title||Enter a brief description. Please name it appropriately as it will be shared with your teacher.|
|Citation style||Leave the radial button on MLA (unless you are taking AP Psychology or Honors Sociology)|
|Citation level||Leave the radial button on Advanced.|
Click Submit. Your new project appears at the top of the Projects screen.
You will create a manual citation when the source does not allow copying/exporting of a citation or if the citation is in the wrong style.
1. Choose New Source
This is where you select the type of the source you are citing. The types of mediums used are:
Once you have selected your medium type the menu will drop down and ask you what type of resource you are citing. Each source type has different needs in a citation. The color-coded legend at the bottom shares the different categories for the medium chosen.
2. Fill in as much information as you can.
3. Save Source.
From any FCDS database, find and click the "Cite" or "Citation" button.
Verify the citation looks correct (Check for capitalization and spelling errors.)
Choose the Project name you want the citation to appear.
Choose Import Citation.
Comment fields are displayed by default, but if you do not see them (or wish to hide them), click the eye icon at the top of the screen and check (or uncheck) the "Comments" box.
If your comment or question is about a specific source citation, navigate to Sources and enter your comment/question in the comment area below the source citation.
Add a comment or a question about a specific notecard, you can do that from the Sources screen as well. You can show/hide notecards under a particular source citation by clicking the orange notecard icon in the "Notecards" column (or show/hide all notecards via the eye icon at the top of the screen (checking or unchecking the "Notecards" box).
When your teacher responds or leaves new comments for you, the Comments option in the blue panel on the left will display a number in red. You can click on Comments to open the comments panel.
Work in the Comments Panel that opens on the right.
In-text (parenthetical) citations can be tricky to format depending on your source and the number of authors/contributors. Use the dropdown editing option in the individual citation to review how an in-text (parenthetical) citation would look in your paper based on your style guide. Remember to view the MLA Citation Guide for more in-depth examples.
On the right-hand side of your citation, click on the dropdown menu from "Options" and select "In-text reference."
Add the page number or page number range in the box.
Make sure to copy the Parenthesis for your citation.
Navigate to your project's Sources screen (3 Blue Books)
Click the blue Export/Print icon button at the top of the screen.
Choose Export to Google Docs
If it is your first time exporting from Noodletools, you will be asked which account your would like the document to appear. Please choose your @fcds.org Google Account.