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AGLC4 Referencing

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General rules

URLs can be included in a citation to aid retrieval of sources. See AGLC4 Rule 4.4:

  • Enclose URL between point brackets < >
  • Do not include date of retrieval.

Permalinks can be used as well as, or instead of, URLs. See AGLC4 Rule 4.5.

  • Precede the permalink with the words 'archived at'
  • Enclose permalink between point brackets < >

If you use generative AI programs use Rule 7.12 pertains to written correspondence. This is included in the bibliography (Rule 1.13) under Other.

Include the name of the creator and recipient first.

Example 1

OpenAI, ChatGPT to Fred Jones, Output, 24 February 2023.


Number Output from [program], [creator] to [recipient], [full date].

1Output from ChatGPT, OpenAI to Fred Jones, 24 February 2023. 


Example 2

Text explaining the prompt that was used can be included in the footnote. The full detail can also be included in an appendix.

Output from ChatGPT, OpenAI to Fred Jones, 24 February 2023. The output was generated in response to the prompt, ‘What is the history of the Macquarie University Law Schol’: see below Appendix C.