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MLA Style

Your guide to citations and works cited in MLA Style, 9th Edition


Works Cited

"Description of what was generated by AI tool". ChatGPT, Version, Name of company that created AI tool, Date accessed, link to AI tool.

“Explain theory of mind” prompt. ChatGPT, 3 Aug. version, OpenAI, 31 Aug. 2023,

In-Text Citation

("Description of what was generated by AI tool").

("Explain theory of mind").


  • For your title, describe what was generated by the AI tool, in quotes. If your prompt is long you may shorten it to 3-4 words.

For more information on citing ChatGPT in MLA style, please visit the MLA Style Center

AI Generated Images

Works Cited Entry

"Text of prompt" prompt, Name of genAI tool, version (if known), Day Month Year content was generated, link to the tool.

"Sun cloud blue sky" prompt, Perchance, 5 Dec. 2023,

In Your Paper

Fig. 1. "Sun cloud blue sky" prompt, Perchance, 5 Dec. 2023.

Centre your image and text.

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When referring to your image in the text of your paper, refer to it by the figure number. For example:

  • As shown in fig. 2.
  • As compared in the image (see fig. 2).
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