NoodleTools introduction

The library’s web site offers insight into how HBW’s students are using NoodleTools. See how you can…

  • Log in to your NoodleTools Account via your Google Drive in an internet browser (not the app.) Simply access NoodleTools at the “waffle menu” in the upper right corner of your Google Drive. Continue to access using your Google for APS ID/password.  (Sample username:
    Diagram shows the upper right hand corner as a point to access a menu whose icon is in the shape of a waffle. By clicking "more" it accesses Noodletools.
  • Use NoodleTools to learn the rules of MLA (or APA) citationhere
  • Export your NoodleTools Bibliographyhere
  • On “sources” screen use “edit” (to the write of the citation) to critique each source in your “annotated bibliography.” This is useful for describing sources or evaluating them with criteria such as CARDS or SPACE or RAVEN.  Annotations can be useful in conferencing with instructors. They can be turned on or turned off of your final print-out.
  • Record notes from your sources (quoting and paraphrasing) by using electronic note cards that help students build accurate in-text citations and avoid plagiarismhere
  • MANY MORE TUTORIALS are kept up-to-date on this Tutorial Page from NoodleTools.


High Schoolers at HBW may get an introduction to using technology such as NoodleTools to support their acquisition of research skills for long term, inquiry-based research projects.  Students can also meet with the librarian for a start. Students can use NoodleTools software for many purposes:

  • building their project around an overarching question and supporting it with more narrow “focus questions”
  • eventually developing their question into a thesis statement (after they have gathered information)
  • getting expert and updated models for citation in MLA or APA format, and using its “citation generator” template  (similar to using EasyBib, but much more robust)
  • building properly formatted bibliographies that can be annotated
  • developing a set of electronic note cards from their sources
  • outlining their research with the note cards inserted appropriately
  • exporting the data compiled above into their Google Drive
  • collaborating realtime, 24/7 online with research partners, their teacher, and librarian
  • communicating progress with instructors for resource recommendations and project feedback during the process of research… not only after the due date has been reached.