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Citing Artificial Intelligence - MLA Style

The MLA Style recently posted How do I cite generative AI in MLA style? in Ask the MLA. They include how to cite paraphrased and quoted text, AI-generated images, quoted creative textual works (e.g. AI-generated poems), and secondary sources used by an AI tool. Please see the post for more comprehensive instructions.


Works-Cited List Entry

“Describe the symbolism of the green light in the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald” prompt. ChatGPT, 13 Feb. version, OpenAI, 8 Mar. 2023,

Paraphrased in Your Prose

While the green light in The Great Gatsby might be said to chiefly symbolize four main things: optimism, the unattainability of the American dream, greed, and covetousness (“Describe the symbolism”), arguably the most important—the one that ties all four themes together—is greed.

Citing Artificial Intelligence - APA Style

The APA Style recently posted How to cite ChatGPT  in their blog. The post is informative if you want to cite the chat transcript (included as an appendix) in your paper or discussion book.


Reference (Full) Entry

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

In-Text Citation

(OpenAI, 2023)


OpenAI (2023)

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