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MLA/APA Quick Citation Guide for AI : Home

Citing Generative AI tools within classroom guidelines

When to Cite generative AI

"Always defer to instructor guidelines when writing student papers."  APA Style; How to cite ChatGPT.

Cite when

  • you paraphrase, quote, or incorporate into your own work any content (text, image, data, or other) that was created by the AI tool.
  • acknowledging all functional uses of the tool (editing prose, translating words) in a note, your text, or other location.
  • vet the secondary sources
  • For more go to the MLA Style Center.

From the American Library Association

What librarians are saying:

"This is a tool, not a source." Trevor Watkins,Teaching and Outreach Librarian, George Mason University.

"Is it enhancing critical thought or replacing critical thought?" Jonathan McMichael, Undergraduate Success Librarian,  Arizona State University

Elaine Reeves - Online Learning Librarian