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Science Research E- Collection: Home

Accessing Databases from Home

To access these E-Encyclopedias and Databases at home (or off-campus), you will need the LSA username and password.  If your forgot the username and password, they are available once you login to Portals Plus > School Links & Files Box  (middle of home page) > Library Resources 


Science & Biography Databases

Science E-Encyclopedias

Newspaper and Academic Journal Databases

*Translation/multiple language feature available

 * NY Times Current News through Today!

 PDFs of NY Times Articles: 1850-2010

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:multiple languages

Academic Science Websites

NOODLETOOLS: Step by Step!


1) LOGIN to your LSA Gmail Account  


2) Open Noodletools Link (above)

3) In Upper Right Corner /"Access via Google for Education" box:

Type your LSA gmail Username

Click "Sign In" 

Username Box: Your Gmail login

Password: Studentlast 2 digits of your graduation year

4) Answer series of short questions about setting up a new account (Select your graduation year)

Select a "Student" Account

New to Noodletools?


Try the Tutorials to get you going!

Image Source:  USA Today


I. Log in to your LSA Gmail Acct & NoodleTools



II. Create a "New Project" 

a. Type in title = Your Famous Person

b. Click MLA citation format

c. Click "Junior" Citation Level

II.  From "Dashboard"

a Type in Research Question = Your Famous Person

b. In Middle "Sharing and Collaboration Box" :  Public View - Keep Open to Public Access

c. In "Sharing ?" Box - Click on Share with a Project Inbox  - Drop Down/Select:

Your Teacher's Last Name: Assignment



1)  (gmail) 

2)  (upper right corner)


3) Click/Select Project link


4)   ->  -> 


5) Click" "Copy and past a citation" link  

6) Copy & Paste in ISBN# From Book Record & Click "Search"


7) Match book citation to your book's info & Click 

 Image Source:  PBS


1)  (gmail) 

2)  (upper right corner)


3) Click/Select Project Link


4)  ->  


5) ->


6) Click "Copy & paste a citation" link



7) Copy & Paste Citation into Manual Citation Box


8) Click 


1)  (gmail) 

2)  (upper right corner)


3) Click/Select Project Link


4)  ->  


5) Select 


6) Select 


7) Return to Web Page and copy the URL & locate the date it was published/updated


8) Return to Noodletools webpage form and copy in the URL & type in the publication date  

Add today's date as the "Access Date" 


9) Complete/Manually type in the rest of webpage info into boxes & click "Submit"

10) Click : 

Log into your Gmail acct.

Log into Noodtools

Open link for your project

Open   button for your project

Click  button

Drop down to "Print/Export to Google Docs" option

Wait a moment and it will translate your source page into a "Beautiful" Works Cited Google Doc!!


1) Open/locate source that you will be capturing information from

2) Login to   (gmail) 

3) Login   (upper right corner)

4) Click/Select Project Link

5) Open "Notecards" Tab

6) Click 

7) Complete the following boxes: 

Title: Type subtopic in box 

Source: Drop down to Select source from the list that you've saved 

8) Copy Original: Highlight, copy, and paste the section/info from the source that you plan to paraphrase in the "Copy, Paste & Annotate Here" Box

9) Paraphrase box ("In Your Own Words Box" ):  Write a sentence using your own vocabulary &  grammar so it is significantly different from original sentence/section in the source, but be sure to retain accuracy and meaning!

10) "Pat Yourself on the Back! "

Video: Published by IMGUR: Created by TheFlyingDutchman, 2014

From Dashboard, Select "Notecards" Button

In far right corner you will see

Click on Topic to add major topic

Click on   to add another topic

Drag notecards from left tabletop to appropriate topic/subtopic

Hover over any element and click Delete to edit





Because you are already logged into your school gmail account while using Noodletools,

you can Press the  button from the Dashboard

and your paper will be saved to your Google Docs account!

TURNITIN.COM : Check Your Citation Skills!