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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.
To access NoodleTools, click on the NoodleTools link in the Google Apps section of your gmail.
To start a new project, click the Create a New Project button on the right side of the screen.
If your teacher has requested that you share your project with them, click on the Share project with a teacher's drop box link on your dashboard.
Next, find out the name of their dropbox and start typing it into the Assignment Drop Box. Check the Share my Google Docs paper box, then click Share Project.
This is when citing can get tricky, as you have to know what you are citing. If you are familiar with the source, like The New York Times, you may know that it is a newspaper. If you are unfamiliar with a source, you can google it to determine what it is. You can also send Sarah the librarian a link to the source and she'll help you figure it out.
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.
An outline organizes your information in complimentary ways because it shows both:
Outlines are also a good way to start writing your paper as you research.