New at D-E for the 2020-21 school year, NoodleTools is an excellent online research, collaboration, and citation management tool.

This versatile, powerful platform facilitates the creation of citations, electronic notecards, annotated bibliographies, outlines, and research papers. Beyond all that, NoodleTools also facilitates student and teacher collaborations--your students can work together on a research project, and you can observe their progress and give real-time feedback along the way.

You and your students can access NoodleTools in the G-Suite of apps:

NoodleTools is also integrated with Google Drive and most of our subscription research databases. So, when you’ve found that great article in ProQuest Research Library, for example, you can send the article’s citation straight to your project in NoodleTools:

Check out the video below for an introduction to NoodleTools. (The first 15 minutes features Mr. Petkus talking you through the platform, then the last 35 minutes or so features selected clips of the NoodleTools creators themselves that go into even more more depth.)

NoodleTools intro--FULL--Petkus and NT creators.wmv

Video Segments:

0:00 - Introduction by Steve Petkus

4:20 - Integration with Google Suite and how to access

5:00 - Integration with research databases for citation

6:45- Overview of NoodleTools research project features (includes exporting outline and notecards to a Google Doc at 11:18-13:28)

14:34 - Curated excerpts from NoodleTools training video (37 min)

For questions about this service, contact Steve Petkus ( or Carrie Shaurette ( in the library.