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NoodleTools 101

NoodleTools is a helpful resource you can use to take notes, organize your research, and cite the sources you used.

Citations identify sources you used in your research. Whenever you use someone else's words, ideas, arguments, figure's or images that are not your own, you must identify your source.

How to Cite:

Streaming Video from a Website (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)


Film from a Streaming Video Service (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.)

In NoodleTools select > Website > Film or Video Recording > +New Source & fill out:

  • Name of container website
  • Contributors - (always provide the director if available)
  • Title of film/video
  • Studio / distributor



Morris, Rae. “Skin.” Cold, Atlantic Records, 2014.

Online Album

Beyoncé. “Pray You Catch Me.” Lemonade, Parkwood Entertainment, 2016,


Nirvana. "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Nevermind, Geffen, 1991.

Print Book

In NoodleTools select > Print or in-hand > Book > +New Source & fill out:

  • Contributors > Select Role (ex. Author)
  • Title of book
  • Publisher
  • Year



Citation Format for a book:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title (in italics). Publisher, Year published.



Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition. William Morrow, 2016.


Citation Format for a Website:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name). "Title of Page."  Title of Website (in italics)Publisher (only include if it is different from the name of the website), Date published. URL.