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How to Cite

Find information on all citation styles, including APA, MLA, ACS, AMA, ASA, CSE, and Chicago/Turabian.

Select a Citation Guide

Check your syllabus or ask your professor if you're not sure which style to use!

Most Common Styles

  • MLA is most often used in English, literature, composition, and the humanities
  • APA is most common in psychology, anthropology, business, economics, education, political science, and other social sciences
  • Chicago/Turabian are most frequently used in history and some social sciences

Other Styles

  • ACS is used in the field of chemistry
  • AMA is used in medicine, health publications, and athletic training
  • ASA is used in sociology
  • CSE/CBE is used in biology and many natural sciences

Select a style to get started:

Citation Managers


First of all, if you ever see this login page, choose Microsoft 365.

NoodleTools sign in with Microsoft 365

Creating a NoodleTools Account

Follow these steps the first time you use NoodleTools:

Enter your Plymouth State email address, eg.

How to access Noodle Tools step 1

Login with your Plymouth State username and password

How to access Noodle Tools step 2


Decide if you want to allow NoodleTools to have permission to access your Office365 profile

(Plymouth State subscribes to Office365, which NoodleTools uses for single sign-on access)

How to access Noodle Tools step 3

Choose whether you want to remain logged in to your account

How to access Noodle Tools step 4

If you already have a NoodleTools account, you may choose to link it to the one you're creating

Link existing NoodleTools account

If you do not have a NoodleTools account already, or don't want to link it, create a new account instead

Create new empty account

Select the year you plan to graduate

How to access Noodle Tools step 6

Once you are in, select "New Project" to begin making a references list

Project title: You might want to name it after the assignment you are working on

Citation level: This determines how many different choices you have when selecting the format (book, journal, video, etc.).  We recommend Junior or Advanced.

How to access Noodle Tools step 7

Select "Sources" to start adding items to your list of references

How to access NoodleTools step 8

When you select "Create New Citation" you find the right format for the item you are citing

How to access NoodleTools step 9

You should be off and running!