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Do I need to cite ChatGPT in published writing?

It looks like you can't use it at all, to be honest. From the OpenAI Terms of Use You may not: ... (v) represent that output from the Services was human-generated when it is not;... Given that ...
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Do I need to cite ChatGPT in published writing?

The article you linked to is rather misleading, in fact the guidelines direct from Nature say this: First, no LLM tool will be accepted as a credited author on a research paper. That is because any ...
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Can you legally write a book based on technical concepts that someone else’s coined?

You are essentially describing the purposes of Scientific writing. Scientific papers are written citing earlier works and then confirming, developing or possibly refuting them. This is how science ...
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Citing two sources in one sentence

That depends on where the two separate statements come from. If Smith says the price decreases, while Watson says the industry grows, the first one is correct. On the other hand, if both authors note ...
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Is page range inclusive or exclusive?

Page ranges are normally inclusive. "Pages 1-5" means pages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. I think most readers would be extremely confused if you wrote "pages 1-5" and mean 1, 2, 3, and 4. Note that you should ...
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Best practice for academic writing: write and cite or write first?

My answer is that you should read widely and then write and cite, because you want the foundation you're building upon to be rock solid. The risk of writing first and inserting later (which is a ...
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Quoting Yourself

You have two choices: Write it up in the same style as the other quotes but don't give an attribution. It is common enough for writers to put something poetic or otherwise different from the main ...
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Do I need to cite ChatGPT in published writing?

Academically... No. You cite the work of people, you can't plagiarise an algorithm. You wouldn't cite a piece of software that did a linear regression for you. ChatGPT is essentially the same, just ...
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How to quote something somebody was told by someone else? (Third-party, hearsay)

This is called an indirect (or secondhand) quote. Typically, the advice is to replace it with a primary quote if at all possible. But in an oral recollection like this, it might not be possible to ...
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Term for when you split a quote to say 'said so and so' in Journalism and Reporting?

"Bob Said" is an "attribution". It attributes the spoken words to a particular person. Alternatives include... an "introductory phrese" such as... "According to Bob, " or "Bob reported that " ...
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If I quote part of an article that itself contains a quote, what do I cite?

According to CMU, you should include the name of the original source in or next to the quote, but "On your references page, you will only list the source you actually read". The MLA, saying "The basic ...
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Citing an unknown primary source?

Only cite sources you've actually seen. In this case, it sounds like you have a secondary source (your link) that quotes from and does not cite a primary source. All you can say with certainty is ...
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MLA: Source Author has the same name as me

From the MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 55: There are circumstances in which a citation like "(Baron 194)" doesn't provide enough information to lead ambiguously to a specific entry. If you borrow from ...
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How to include external references when writing internal documentation?

The guiding principle in my experience is: put the link where the reader needs the referenced information. Examples: "This interface is like Somebody Else's Thing (link, or make SET a link itself), ...
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Is there a style convention for how to "format" a book title in plain text (no formatting)?

No formatting? All that leaves you is quotes: In his book "Some Book Title", John Doe describes...
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Citing Oracle documentations of Java

The general format for a reference citation in Harvard style is: Last name, First Initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s). For a web site, this guide gives the following format: ...
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What is meant by the statement mentioned below?

Confront him or her with the unclarity. The fault could be entirely theirs. People make mistakes all the time. Perhaps the editor meant "quotations".
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Do I need to Cite Multiple Quotes From the Same Source Multiple Times (APA)?

You may use some classical Latin abbreviations, like "ibid." or "op.cit" which are precisely used to indicate that the last quotation has the same source as the previous one.
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Attributing TV media sources in online, AP style, journalistic articles

There are websites out there that can be set to format citations for every single form of media. Citing just the televised report, you'll need as much of the following information: The Reporter's ...
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If I use a quote followed by a citation, then a small sentence from the cited material, should I include another citation?

So why is the first half of that sentence a quote and the second half your paraphrase? That's the part that seems odd to me. I would either make it all a quote (using ... to indicate that you left ...
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Pop star names and other famous people or characters

(Not a lawyer) In my country at least, the law is very clear: truth cannot be libel. However, for something to be considered "truth", you'd need undisputable proof, you'd need evidence, the truth ...
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Should I cite a source that cites an older source?

It depends on your audience and/or publisher. If this is a paper for a class, you're probably fine. But if this is your thesis/dissertation or something you're going to publish, you need to see that ...
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How to include external references when writing internal documentation?

I like Monica's answer -- my answer here is about how to be sure these links are still viable in the future. If others are also making the documents, I encourage "casual citation", so there's not ...
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How to add individual citations or copyrights to an eBook?

I would add a paragraph for each story under the story title, then separated from the story by a line or something like that. Like how many cookbooks do it. Sometimes they explain about the recipe, ...
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How to write references?

If the authors of the website produced the data, then cite them like you would the authors of a work published on paper. If the website is a journal, it will have a name that you can also use in the ...
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