How do you reference Amazon - the company - in a bibliography?

The guides online have examples for citing a product on Amazon, but how do you cite the company itself?

  • Do you mean a publication authored by "Amazon"? Different style guides will have different ideas, with the APA Publication Manual IMO being on the most breathtakingly anal-retentively precise end of the spectrum. If you are told to use a specific style guide, look there; if not, I would recommend you use some reasonable way of citing. Commented May 18 at 7:35
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    Think of this this way: you don't cite Maarten Buis, but some article written by me. It is the same way with Amazon; you don't cite Amazon, but some technical report, press release, or something else written by that company. Commented May 18 at 7:39
  • I'm trying to understand how to reference an entire company, for example when making an analogy such as "the Amazon of the Victorian era," - how do you cite Amazon?
    – ina
    Commented May 18 at 7:57
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    This looks a lot like an "XY problem". Why do you think you need to cite Amazon the company? Commented May 18 at 8:38
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    @ina Why would you need to cite Amazon for that statement? It's not like Amazon made that claim.
    – Allure
    Commented May 18 at 9:07


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