MLA NoodleTools Tutorials

Works Cited: 
Generating the Works Cited (once all of your sources are in NoodleTools)

Web Sources: 
Citing a Film or Video Recording Online (Use for Streaming Video, such as Netflix, Amazon Video, etc.)

Print and Interview Sources: 

Database Sources: 
*IMPORTANT: All databases in Gale Resources now have an export citation feature found by clicking on Citation Tools. Click here for directions. You will not have to manually enter these citations into NoodleTools by using this feature. 

** When importing Viewpoint articles from Gale's Opposing Viewpoints follow these directions

Use for African American History Online, American History Online, Bloom's Literature, Modern World History Online 
Citing Original Content found in a Database
Use for Ferguson's Career Center, Issues & Controversies, Issues & Controversies in American History, Teen Health and Wellness

How to decide what type of source you have from a database: 

  • The source will ALWAYS have a publisher company immediately followed by a year (Example: Gale, 2016)
  • The source citation MAY have an editor, which automatically means it's a book (Example: edited by Steven Kiesbye) 
  • Sometimes you may see a city, followed by a publisher, and a year (Example: Farmington Hills: Greenhaven, 2015). 

  • The source title is long and contains words like: Journal, Review, Studies, Research, or Quarterly (Examples: Journal of American Medical Association, Review of International Studies)
  • Articles are scholarly, written for experts or members of the profession
  • Articles provide an abstract (summary) and list of references
  • Very few, if any, pictures or ads included
  • Volume and Issue numbers included in the citation (Example: 20.1 or vol. 20, issue 1) 
  • Often has many authors

  • The source title contains words like: Magazine, Digest, Popular, or Weekly (Examples: People Weekly, Psychology Today, Popular Science)
  • Articles are of general interest written for non-experts
  • Short paragraphs with headings, no list of references
  • Eye-catching photos, colorful ads
  • Publication dates are provided in the source citation rather than Volume and Issue numbers (Examples: 2 July, 2014, July-August 2013)
  • Usually only one to two authors

  • The source title contains words like: Times, Weekly, Herald, Journal, Gazette, or Inquirer, and often a city name (Examples: The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal)
  • Articles focus on daily reporting
  • Very often page include a section and/or a page number (Examples: A4, Sports)
  • Source citations may include edition (Examples: Late Edition, West Coast Edition)