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I need help with an obscure Noodletools (citation generator) citation...

Asked by blastfamy (2159points) March 29th, 2009

I need to cite a reading from a german language textbook.

I don’t have a book on the Chicago style that we are supposed to use for citations.

I’m using a web-based tool called Noodletools for my citation generation, but I don’t know what category of source to use for an reading from a textbook; understanding that I would have to cite the textbook, and specifically the reading within the textbook.

If it helps, I’m trying to cite the reading, Die Bittere Freihet der Inge B., from the textbook Allerlei zum Besprechen. Authors: Herman U. Teichert, Gabriele Hahn. Reading in Chapter 9.

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Does anybody have experience with Noodletools, or with Chicago style who could point me in the right direction?

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DeanV's avatar

I have used noodletools, and I would just cite it as a normal book, with multiple authors/editors.

That’s about all i’ve got. I’ve never really cited a textbook before.

And make sure your professor accepts noodletools. Some don’t

ptarnbsn's avatar

Type in Chicago style citation in your google search box and there are a number of online helpers. I use online stuff all the time for APA style. Umm…are you looking for citation or reference info?

blastfamy's avatar

@dverhey, so you don’t think that I need to cite the reading (article, of sorts)?

ptarnbsn's avatar

In any writing style, you have to cite anything that you get from another source. You’ll need to cite it in your text and include it in your reference list. Otherwise, it’s considered plagerism.

blastfamy's avatar

@ptarnbsn, yes; it is a given that I will be citing the textbook. My above question was more related to whether or not the individual reading needs to be somehow integrated into the citation…

Any Ideas?


DeanV's avatar

I think you need to, but like I said above, I really have no idea how to do that. So i’m not much help here.

ptarnbsn's avatar

@blastfamy I want to make sure I understand you…Are you quoting the textbook? Let me check out a website I found and I’ll post it for you.

ptarnbsn's avatar

Here is the website:
It seems to be a good source. Looks like in Chicago style they call the reference list a Bibliography. I would treat the citation from the textbook like a book with chapters. I hope this helps.

janbb's avatar

Noodletools (or at least the versions I know) only support MLA or APA style. I’m not sure how different Chicago style is.

You would need to cite the reading as an article or section within the book. I believe Noodletools will give you that option but I am not at work now so I can’t check for sure.

Hope this helps. If you are still stuck, let me know and I will answer when I can get into Noodletools. I know citations can be tricky.

blastfamy's avatar

Thanks, all… I think I got the thing to work…

The only thing that remains is figuring out how to reference the german text in the citations.

ptarnbsn's avatar

@blastfamy Could you do a direct quote?

blastfamy's avatar

I could quote from the text here (if that’s what you mean), but I don’t think you’d understand it…

I think you just put (in german) in the citation?

ptarnbsn's avatar

If it’s in German then that’s how I would do it. Unless you can translate it. You’ll have to read more on that website to see if it answers that question.

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