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NoodleTools Research Platform: Getting Started: Home

What is NoodleTools?

NoodleTools is a web-based research platform that assists at multiple points in the research process, including:

  • Compiling and organizing sources
  • Writing and organizing notes
  • Writing an outline
  • Correctly formatting citations

As opposed to citations managers such as EndNote, Zotero and RefWorks, NoodleTools is designed to guide researchers through steps of the research process.  Penn's institutional account allows instructors to guide students' process by viewing students' accounts and commenting on any step of the research process--from the selection of sources to the creation of a bibliography--within NoodleTools.

Get Started

You will need to register as a new user if you haven't used Penn's institutional version of NoodleTools previously.  Authenticate your status by being on campus or using the Library Proxy.  Through the registration process you will create an ID and password for your personal account.

Be sure to properly identify yourself as a student or an instructor when you first register.


Continuing Access

You can maintain your account as long as you are current Penn student, faculty or staff.  If you leave Penn then you have the option of purchasing an individual account. Be sure to check here before your Penn access ends so that you have the information you need to transfer projects. 

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Nick Okrent
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