NoodleTools is a suite of integrated research tools that provides citation, outlining, note-taking and source evaluation features. It is an online platform that offers both free tools for users who need help with a few citations and subscription-based services for those who require a more robust platform; this includes the basic features and allows online collaboration and document annotation, as well.
NoodleTools provides free citation tools such as the NoodleTools Express and the NoodleTools MLA Lite. The NoodleToolsExpress features all of the citation styles that the subscription version uses, such as APA, MLA and Chicago/Turabian. Unlike the subscription edition, the Express does not compile citations in a source list and it bars users from saving their progress. Users need to copy and paste the citations they created into their own documents. NoodleTools MLA Lite can create and export a basic MLA Works Cited list; however, it lacks premium features, such as ISBN import, note cards and the ability to share with teachers.
The NoodleTools premium platform helps students conduct ethical research. The tools are user-friendly and offer professional advice for those who need help with citing complicated sources. A built-in editor allows students to annotate notes. The software also provides help with paraphrasing content. Note cards save a user's work, images and formatting and the cards can be linked to citations so proper attribution is always done.