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Citation Help and Plagiarism Awareness: Citation Tools

Citation Styles

Follow the links below for information on some of the most common citation styles. These guides will help you create your bibliography, the in-text citations, direct and indirect quotes, and much more!

APA – American Psychological Association 

APA style is commonly used in the social sciences, like psychology and sociology, and in business and nursing. 


MLA - Modern Language Association

MLA style is most typically used when writing papers in the liberal arts or humanities.


Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago style is used in many disciplines, but most typically in history and the Humanities.


For more information on citation styles, check out the How to Cite page on the library website.


NoodleTools Express

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Use NoodleTools Express (no registration or sign-in required) to create citations one at a time.


Use NoodleTools to create a works cited page for your paper! This database can help you stay organized as you evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive sources, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. You can access NoodleTools from the Library Database Page

To begin using NoodleTools, you will need to register and create a personal account. Then sign in to create new projects! You can export citations directly into NoodleTools from Gale databases and Films on Demand, or use the Quick Cite feature to copy and paste citations. 

When you access NoodleTools from off-campus, you will be asked to enter your student ID number for the username and your Canvas/email password. 

Create a New Citation

  1. Create your own NoodleTools Personal ID (username) and Password and click Sign in.
  2. Once signed into NoodleTools, click on +New Project.
  3. Enter a project title (e.g., “ENGL 1A”), select a Citation style (i.e. MLA or APA) and select Advanced for the Citation Level.
  4. This will take you to the Dashboard where you can add Project details, Sharing & Collaboration permissions and To-do items.  (No entries are required here.)
  5. Click on the Sources tab at the top of the page to start your references page. 
  6. Click on +Create a new citation.
  7. Answer the questions about the type of resource you want to cite.
  8. When you reach the citation form, manually enter as much information as you can about your source, or select "Quick Cite" at the top of the page to copy and paste a citation. 
  9. Click Save.
  10. To add more citations, repeat steps 6-9.
  11. To create/print your works cited page for your paper, click on Print/Export in the toolbar and select an option (e.g., Print/Export to Word). 


How to Sign Up with NoodleTools and Create a Project

Citation Guides in Print