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Citing Sources: NoodleTools

Provides access to Alverno's APA Moodle course and the course's resources.

Off Campus Access

Off campus? You might run into a screen asking you to log in using your TOPCAT login. Use your Alverno network ID and password to access our e-resources. This is how it knows you're an Alverno patron even if you're not on campus. For more help call, email, or visit the library.

Getting Started: Creating a NoodleTools Account

Save yourself time and skip the frustration. NoodleTools makes creating APA citations easy! Here's how to sign up:

  1. Use the link on the library website or the links in this LibGuide. Don't just Google "NoodleTools". It won't know you're an Alverno student and might not let you sign up! Always use these links to access NoodleTools.
  2. Click the "REGISTER" button.
  3. Complete the form to create your free account. Click REGISTER. Write down your login information or make sure it's easy to remember.
  4. Voila! You're in!

IMPORTANT: If you get a notice that you need to revalidate your account, try again and make sure you're using the links on the library homepage or on this LibGuide. Once a year it updates all our accounts and needs to make sure you're still affiliated with the school.

Helpful Videos

NoodleTools getting started

NoodleTools journal article

Exporting a reference list

Creating a Citation

After you log in, you'll be brought to your Projects page. Follow the steps on the Noodle Tools help page to create a citation.

Exporting your Citations

NoodleTools will automatically put your references in alphabetical order, which means even less work for you! To export your citations to a Word Doc or Google Doc, follow the steps on the Noodle Tools help page.

Word to the Wise

Always double check your citations! Whether you use NoodleTools or the citation tools embedded in many of our databases, they're not always 100% accurate.

Use the APA manual to cross-reference. You can also ask your instructor, the Communication Resource Center, or a librarian for help.