Welcome to the Douglas College Library guide to APA Citation Style (7th ed.). In these pages, we offer numerous examples of how to cite all types of sources and how to make your in-text citations. We've also included links to other helpful resources and tips on how to keep track of all those articles you've used in your research.
Select the tabs above for examples of the material you wish to cite.
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Many instructors will not allow the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools (i.e. ChatGPT, et cetera) in assignments. If you do use tools like this, it is important that you check with your instructors first and then that you include citations in your assignment.. Since most text generated by AI tools cannot be linked to or read by the reader of your assignment, it's best to cite it as a "personal communication" (see the examples in the Personal Communications tab in this guide).
Alternatively, you could include the generated text in an appendix and provide a full citation. To cite a tool like ChatGPT, follow the Softward examples in the Social Media & Software tab in this guide. Be sure to give credit to the company (OpenAI), not the tool itself (ChatGPT).
The APA Style website currently has no specific guidelines around citing artificial intelligence tools but many of these tool are new and rapidly evolving so guidelines and examples may be available in the future.
Here are some of the changes in the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition: