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APA Citation Guide (7th edition) CGS

Use this guide to learn how to cite using APA 7th edition

What is generative AI?

Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) describes algorithms that can be used to create new content including text, audio, code, images, and videos using machine learning from data patterns.

Examples of generative AI:

  • OpenAI's ChatGPT
  • OpenAI's DALL-E
  • Google's Bard
  • Microsoft's Bing

Before using generative AI in course assignments

Before making use of any generative AI tool (such as Chat GPT) for class assignments, consult your instructor and your syllabus for guidance on class policies regarding using, quoting, and citing generative AI.

Some possible examples of how you might use generative AI include:

  • citing or referencing in the text or list of references
  • inclusion in your methodology
  • an appendix including a full transcript of any prompts and AI-generated responses

Whichever citation style you use, you need to cite sources that contributed to your ideas, written work, images, video or other products you create. That means including:

  • ChatBot or generative AI website
  • date or version of the model
  • prompt used

Generative AI

Name/Author of Chatbot/Model. (Year of the version you used). Title of the model. (version of the model) [Type of model]. URL


OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 14 version) [Large language model].

In-Text Citation

(Name/Author of the Chatbot/Model, Year)

Example: (OpenAI, 2023)