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Academic Writing

Create an account/Logging in

All Rider University students have free access to NoodleTools, but first you need to create a user account.  We recommend using your EasyPass name and password--one less thing to remember!

If you are using NoodleTools from off-campus, you will need to log in twice: once to the EasyPass authenication and then again into NoodleTools.

NoodleTools: Organize & Format Your Citations

Use NoodleTools to walk you through creating your Works Cited/References list (supports MLA, APA, & Chicago styles).

You provide the correct citation elements (author, title, source, etc.).

NoodleTools takes care of the format and punctutation! Import your citations into Word or email them to yourself or others.

NoodleTools also allows you to take notes, organize and analyze your resources, and share your work with your classmates and professors.

Creating Citations with NoodleBib

From the RU Libraries' home page [], choose "NoodleTools & Style Guides" under "Research & Information," then click the link: NoodleTools.

  • Create your own NoodleTools PERSONAL ID & PASSWORD, and click “Sign in.”
  • Once signed into NoodleTools, click on “Create a New Project.
  • Select MLA Advanced [or APA, or Chicago/Turabian].  Give your list an appropriate name and click “Create Project.
  • Under the left panel “Components,” click the link “Bibliography."
  • Under the Works Cited, select the type of document from the pull-down menu (i.e., Journal).
  • Click “Create Citation” button.
  • Follow the prompts….
  • After entering the citation information, click the “Check for Errors” button to make corrections.
  • Click the “Generate Citation” button.

  • Continue to add citations by selecting document type with the pull-down menu noted above.

  • NoodleTools organizes the list alphabetically by author.

  • Create the Works Cited for your paper by clicking the “Save as Word Doc” button.

  • Click “Export and Print.”

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Melissa A. Hofmann
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