Attribution: with thanks to the University of Queensland whose guidance and examples (made available through a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License) informed this guide.
It is important that students are aware of how to use generative AI tools such as ChatGPT during their studies in an appropriate and transparent way. Cite them right has some background information on AI tools and academic work.
AI tools can help you:
Help improve your grammar and the structure of your writing
Generate ideas and images
Answer questions using freely available information on the internet
If you are using an AI tool as part of your academic work, please check that you have used this guidance on how to acknowledge and reference use of these tools.
It is important that you acknowledge that you have used generative AI tools in your work. You also must make clear how you have used these tools. Failure to do this may result in academic misconduct.
Please check with your module convenor where in your work you should include this information.
You should include (a) a statement of acknowledgement in your work and (b) a description of how the AI tool was used and the information generated:
Please include the statement that reflects your use of AI tools:
Note: If you are using generative AI to edit or refine your writing, then you must include:
Many referencing styles have not yet released guidelines on how to reference ChatGPT or similar generative AI.
As the content recalled from ChatGPT and similar tools cannot be replicated by another person and cannot be linked to, we recommend that you reference the outputs from generative AI, such as ChatGPT in the same way that you would a personal communication or correspondence.
There is Harvard guidance on referencing generative AI on Cite them right. Other styles included on Cite them right have a personal communication source type that you can use as an example.
If your department is using a referencing style that is not included in Cite them right, you should visit the guidance for your style and ask your module convenor for further advice.
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