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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2016     Views: 463

In some cases, entering the ISBN for a book into NoodleTools will automatically generate a reference by auto-filling all of the boxes in the NoodleTools form if a record is available in WorldCat.

In the Book reference creation area of NoodleTools, use the Import: ISBN function and type in the 10 or 13 digit ISBN number from your book. Normally the ISBN is on the back of the book and listed above the book's barcode, or listed on one of the first few pages of the book. You will find it in the same place for physical and eBooks.

See screenshots below for how-to use the ISBN.

Note: ISBNs for textbooks do not always work in NoodleTools.

Book ISBN example:


ISBN section in NoodleTools (Book):

Type the ISBN number into the textbox and click the Search button.

Search Results with Import Selected Source button:




















Click on the title to highlight the item, then click on "Import Selected Source."

The bibliographic information will be inserted into the NoodleTools form:


Import Correction Area (fix mistakes!):

  • Commonly noted mistakes to be aware of: Capitalization of titles, missing state abbreviations or periods between letters of state abbreviation, and first edition in the edition area.

Click Create Submit at the bottom of the form once corrections have been made.

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