How do I cite Generative AI like Chatgpt in the Chicago/Turabian Style?


In the Chicago/Turabian Style, you need to give credit to Generative AI when you use it in your work, either in direct quotations or paraphrases. The prompt can be included in the text of your sentence or in a footnote/endnote.

Use this template for your footnote/endnote:

1. Text generated by Name of AI, Company that developed the AI, Date the content was generated, URL (optional).

Note: URLs are not required because the URLs to AI generated content can not be accessed by another person without a log-in.

Footnote/Endnote examples:

1. Text generated by ChatGPT, OpenAI, March 7, 2023,

If the prompt isn't included in the text of your sentence, include the prompt in the endnote/footnote:

1. ChatGPT, response to “Explain how to make pizza dough from common household ingredients,” OpenAI, March 7, 2023.



In the Chicago/Turabian Style, Generative AI content is considered personal communication and should not be put on the Bibliography unless you use a third-party tool that creates a publicly accessible link to that same content.

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  • Last Updated Mar 28, 2024
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