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Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers or title pages and cite when no author.

Artificial Intelligence

In addition to in-text citations and references, describe how you used the tool in your Method (or comparable) section of the paper. introduction. "For literature reviews or other types of essays or response or reaction papers, you might describe how you used the tool in your introduction. In your text, provide the prompt you used and then any portion of the relevant text that was generated in response. You may also put the full text of long responses from ChatGPT in an appendix of your paper or in online supplemental materials, so readers have access to the exact text that was generated" (APA, 2020). 



[ APA Citing Example - Artificial intelligence ]



    Parenthetical citation: (OpenAI, 2023).
    Narrative citation: OpenAI (2023)



  • Confirm with your professor whether using AI tools to complete assignments is allowed
  • Verify information and sources generat4ed from AI tools for accuracy and reliability
  • Cite or acknowledge usage of the tool properly

Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. for more examples of AI reference citations. APA style recommends citing the AI tool as the author, with in-text citations and references adapted from the citation template for software (beginning on page 338, Section 10.10).  Additional information is found in the APA Style Blog


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