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NoodleTools Express

Just need one or two quick citations and not an entire source list? NoodleTools Express includes all of the citation styles (MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian) available in the subscription version. The difference? Your citations are not compiled into a source list and cannot be saved -- you'll copy and paste the citation you create into your document.

NoodleTools MLA Lite

Generate, save and export an MLA Works Cited list. Premium features like ISBN import, expert citation help, notecards, outlining, collaboration, and sharing with a teacher are not included.

NoodleTools Knowledge Base

We've answered thousands of your questions since NoodleTools was created in 1999 and included the ones that we feel would be useful to other users in this knowledge base. Chances are that if you have a question about how to cite a source, we've already answered it and you can find it here.


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Teacher Resources

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  • 21st Century Literacies
  • The Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit
  • The Ethical Researcher