When using Artifical Intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGTP, you should follow Box Hill Institute's AI Guidelines for students and your teacher's instructions. Instructions may vary for different assignments so check with your teacher if you have any doubt about what's okay. Using AI when it's not permitted and failing to reference your use of AI appropriately are both likely to be considered academic misconduct and academic penalties may apply.
Examples of in-text citations for an AI tool:
When prompted with the question: "Explain the benefits of academic libraries", OpenAI (2023) returned a long list...
When prompted to "explain the benefits of academic libraries", a long list was generated by the tool (OpenAI, 2023).
Make sure to include the four elements needed: author (of the AI tool used), date (year only), title of the AI tool followed by version name or number in round brackets, and the source (publisher and URL of the tool). When the author and publisher are the same, only include the URL.
Note that the bracketed text after the title and version is included "to help a reader understand what’s being cited" (McAdoo, 2023), and that the wording may change with different versions of AI tools.
OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (May 12 version) [Large language model]. https://chat.openai.com/chat
McAdoo, T. (2023, Apr 7). How to cite ChatGPT. APA Style Blog. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/how-to-cite-chatgpt