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Citing Guide for Business Majors (APA 7th ed.)

Citing ChatGPT

APA Style:

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

In-text citations:

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

In the example above, note that:

  • The author of the model is OpenAI.
  • The date is the year of the version you used (you do not need the exact date).
  • While ChatGPT has different versions (i.e., ChatGPT-3, ChatGPT-4), ChatGPT is the general name of the model
    • The version is included after the title, in parentheses (see above example)
  • Bracketed text identifies information sources outside the typical peer-review system
  • When the publisher name and the author name are the same, do not repeat the publisher name in the source element of the reference, go directly to the URL.
  • APA encourages including prompts and outputs in an appendix​


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