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ENGL 101: Introduction to Literature

Prof. DeHainaut

Citation Styles

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Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Citations

Always consult with your instructor and your syllabus for guidance on using, quoting, and citing generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT.

To cite generative AI in MLA style, see the entry on “How do I cite generative AI in MLA Style?” from the official MLA style website.

  • MLA Example:
    • In text:
    • T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" uses symbolism to show the alienation and anxiety inherent in modern society (“Describe the use of symbolism”).
    • Entry in Works Cited list:
    • “Describe the use of symbolism in the poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot” prompt. ChatGPT, 23 Mar. version, OpenAI, 7 Apr. 2023,

To cite generative AI in APA style, see the entry on “How to Cite ChatGPT” from the official APA style website.

  • APA Example:
    • In-text:
    • When prompted “Why is toxic positivity a problem in the workplace,” the ChatGPT-generated text indicated that “toxic positivity can be harmful as it can lead to a dismissive attitude towards the concerns or struggles of employees” (OpenAI, 2023)
    • Entry in Reference list:
    • OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (Mar 23 version) [Large language model].

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