Citation Tools


NoodleTools is an online power tool for creating citations, annotations, notes and outlines for research projects.  You can register for an account by going to and signing in with your HCC email.  

To learn how to use NoodleTools, visit the Reference Desk at HCC library and make an appointment with a librarian.  You can also get started on your own by visiting the HELP page on the NoodleTools website after you register (see image below). This page offers tutorials on all aspects of NoodleTools for students and faculty.

Register and sign in to noodle tools using your hcc email address

finding the help menu once you are logged in to Noodletools. Ask a librarian for help.


Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. In Zotero, each of these references constitutes an item. More broadly, Zotero is a powerful tool for collecting and organizing research information and sources.

This quick start guide will help you understand what Zotero can do to help you with manging and citing sources for research. You can also contact us at the library. We are here to help!

HCC has a Writing Center that can help with citations and examples can be seen in the MLA Guide and APA Guide from Purdue.


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