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APA & MLA Formatted Citations!

Are you frustrated by the APA or MLA citation styles? The library provides resources to help you to create, format, and manage bibliographies. One of our favorite resources is the OneSearch Cite Tool.

1) Find the article or book in OneSearch

2) Click the title and then 3) click the cite button

4) Copy & paste the citation into your research paper.  Fix any errors

Visit the Cite (APA, MLA & Tools) page in the Library Help Center for citation examples, Zotero, plagiarism information, and a citations tutorial.

An illustration of instructions above.

Zotero at UI&U

Have you heard of Zotero? Zotero is a powerful citation and research management tool that can save you time and help safe-guard your research. This program allows you to import citations and save PDFs of most resources to your personal Zotero Library. Your Zotero Library helps you organize research, link back to articles and webpages, and provides the information needed to create a bibliography and in-text citations. Zotero is compatible with Microsoft Word and LibreOffice, and using either of these programs, it will instantly generate citations formatted in thousands of styles.

Zotero Library

Zotero Library

With the Zotero sync tool, you can access your research from any computer with an internet connection, and it is compatible with most major internet browsers. Perhaps best of all, Zotero is free to use. While this tool usually takes experienced researchers several days to learn, we highly recommend taking the time to master this resource if you are completing graduate-level research. If you are interested in using Zotero, please visit the UI&U help page for step-by-step instructions on creating a Zotero account. Your UI&U Librarians are also available for one-on-one training and assistance.

Formatted APA & MLA Citations

Did you know that the UI&U Library’s OneSearch provides formatted APA and MLA citations that you can copy and paste into your bibliography?  Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing tool.

  1. Find the article or book in OneSearch
  2. Click the title to access the detailed record
  3. Click the Cite button on toolbar
  4. Copy & paste the citation into your research paper.  Fix any errors.

6 Ways the Library Helps You

The UI&U Librarians are committed to helping you succeed in your academic program.  We know that juggling life as an adult student is a challenge, and we have compiled a list of ways we can make things easier.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you are struggling to use the library or find the resources you need.  We are happy to help and will work around your schedule.

Ask a Librarian by email (, phone (513-487-1487), text (513-854-0542), or live chat.

Here are 6 Ways the Library Helps You: 1) It’s an online library available from the comfort & convenience of your home. 2) OneSearch allows you to search millions of online resources through a single search. 3) Interlibrary loan is available to request resources not available through the UI&U Library. 4) Articles and ebooks in the library come with formatted APA & MLA citations. Yes! 5) Career and job hunt videos are available to help you write resumes, interview, or polish professional skills 6) We are friendly librarians committed to help you succeed.



Make this your Best Term Yet

Would you like to become a better presenter?  Better at organizing your time?  Interested in finally mastering APA citations?  The UI&U Library has many handbooks, videos, and other resources that can help make this your best term yet!

Tammy Strobel, 2012, Creative Commons