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Welcome to Urban's Library Resources!

Here you will find great research sources and more!

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Getting started with Noodletools

Noodletools helps you create MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliographies.  It also has note-taking and outline-creating capabilities that will help you organize your research.

Some helpful links:

NoodleTools Help Desk
NoodleTools Citations
NoodleTools Video Tutorials!

Creating a project

To start a new project, click the Create a New Project button on the right side of the screen.

  • If you are in history, choose Chicago/Turabian Advanced.
  • Give your project a name, probably something that briefly describes your research topic, then click Create Project.
  • Click Bibliography to start adding sources.

And find more help for projects here!

Making an outline

An outline organizes your information in complementary ways because it shows both:

  • The progression from your introduction through a conclusion in support of your thesis.
  • The hierarchical relationships between topics and subtopics, main points and supporting evidence, abstract ideas, and concrete details.

Outlines are also a good way to start writing your paper as you research.

Creating Notecards

Notecards should:

  • be associated with the source
  • include a topic or subtopic heading
  • contains one fact
  • have a quotation and/or a paraphrase of the quotation
  • personal idea or question

Not all notecards will have all of these features.

Notecards should focus on one fact or idea. Even though you can add a lot of information to a notecard, keep them simple to be better organized when you begin to write your paper.