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Referencing style - APA 7th: Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A guide to using the APA 7th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)

You will need to confirm with your Unit Coordinator whether you are permitted to use Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as ChatGPT in your assessments.   Please check your unit outline to confirm if there are any specific guidelines for referencing AI for your unit.  If it is used ALL the content that is generated must be referenced.

April 2023 Update:

 APA has provided guidelines for referencing generative AI content in APA:

Material Type In- Text Citation Reference List & Notes


Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools  

(eg. ChatGPT) generated by the generative AI program (OpenAI, 2023)

According to OpenAI (2023) ChatGPT states that the 
relationship between language and psychology...

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

Please note: The information in this guide is subject to change as guidance on referencing AI tools continues to evolve.

See the APA Style Blog for more information and examples. 

See the APA 7 Publication manual for more information on citing Computer Software, Mobile Apps, Apparatuses, and Equipment. 



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