Noodlebib is an online tool to help you create a bibliography for your research assignments.
A Few Definitions:
A bibliography is a list of the books, articles, websites, video clips, and other sources you used.
A citation is a reference to ONE of the books, articles, websites, video clips, and other sources that MAY include the author, title, publisher, date, journal title, url, etc.
An in-text citation is a brief notation within the text of your paper or presentation which refers to the source in your bibliography.
Be sure to login to Noodlebib from the YCCC Library Website: in the Useful tools box.
You can sign in with your personal username and password if you have already an account.
Or if this is your first time using NoodleBib, you can set up a new account by selecting "Register" Follow the instructions and choose a personal ID and password to access your account in the future
Follow the steps to using Noodlebib by clicking on the tabs above starting with New project.
Once you have signed in you’ll be taken to the “My Projects” page.
After you sign in CLICK on New project. Here you will name your project, select the citation style you need to use (APA, MLA) and your citation level should always be Advanced to have many citation options.
By clicking submit you'll be at the Dashboard. These are all optional features – so we’ll go directly to "Sources" at the top of the screen to add citations.
Next tab: Sources page and creating new citations
On the Sources page click the green + Create New Citation button
You'll be asked 2 questions:
Select where you got your source: a database (most of the Library's online resources), a website, a print source, etc.
Select the type of source you have: a journal article, a book, a video, etc.
Below are the source options within a database:
Next tab: More on creating citations
If you already have a properly formatted citation copied from many of the Library's online resources, click the Copy and Paste a Citation link near the upper left corner of the page. Paste your citation into the “manually edited citation” box and click Submit.
Here's a video that shows you how to copy and paste a citation in Noodlebib.
If you don’t have a citation yet, you will have to enter in the data yourself, using the form provided. Record the information you can find..This applies mostly to websites. When you are done, click “Submit”.
Here's a video that shows you how to fill out a citation form in Noodlebib
Once you have your citations created, they will appear in alphabetical order (as shown in the image below), and even after you have created them, you have the option to go back and edit them. You can also delete them, and using the tools under "options" you can also see what the parenthetical, or in-text, citation will look like for that source.
When you are ready to print or save your bibliography:
It's always a good idea to double check your citations with the help of YCCC's Citation style tipsheets in APA and MLA:
APA Citation Style Tipsheet 7th ed. This is a new edition this semester so the citations may look a little different from those you created in the past.
Review of the steps for using Noodlebib