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Generative AI guidance

Guidance about the use of Generative AI for students at Newman.

Your library guide to
Generative AI

About Generative AI

The latest advances in Generative AI (GenAI) have been making headlines recently. Generative AI is the generic term for a number of tools that have been trained, using a huge amount of already-existing data, to ‘create’ new, original content. The most widely-known applications of Generative AI use text prompts from users to generate this content. These include:

  • Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, Claude, and Google Bard. 
  • Image, video and waveform generators such as DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.

It should be noted that Generative AI and the use of AI productivity tools are evolving rapidly.  The guidance on these support pages will evolve accordingly.

NEW Video Tutorials

We have created a suite of video tutorials to help you make sense of AI and using it ethically and fairly for your studies. There are 7 videos in total. Click on the image below to get started with our video "What do we mean by AI?"


A few problems with AI Using AI to help you understand things
Using AI for recommended resources Using AI for help with searching
Using AI to find key themes in the literature Keeping out of trouble when using AI

Last reviewed: 29 February 2024

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