This page describes how to refer to Oracc web pages online or in print, using short, stable URLs. A wider range of options, described in more technical language, is given on the Oracc URI patterns page.
Whether you are linking to Oracc from a web page or another online resource, or citing Oracc resources in print, you should not cite the
oracc.museum.upenn.edu server directly. Instead, use the hostname
http://oracc.org. Then append the relevant part of the
URL as given in the examples, which are designed to be
permanent. The hostname
http://oracc.org will always redirect to the
current Oracc server, wherever it is hosted.
Decide whether you want to link to the home page of a project (which is likely to include a text-based description of its aims and scope), or directly to the corpus outline. Always the lower-case project abbreviation, and remember to include the final
/. For instance:
Some projects have subprojects:
If a project (or subproject) does not have a separate home page, the home-page URL defaults to the corpus home page. For instance,
http://oracc.org/contrib/amarna/ is equivalent to
There are various different ways of linking to single or several texts in a corpus. For instance:
To link directly to a single text in a project, for instance to embed it in another web page, use the the text's ID (i.e., P-, Q- or X-number) and add
/html. For example:
We don't recommend this method for print citations. In this case, use the text ID alone, as described below.
There are a few different ways of generating a list of one or more texts in a project:
/. For example:
?before the search term. For instance:
http://oracc.org/qcat?sargonlists all compositions in the Q-catalogue that have "Sargon" in the title, whether Sargon the Great or Sargon II;
http://oracc.org/saao?querylists all the divinatory queries in State Archives of Assyria online;
http://oracc.org/cams/gkab?iqqur-ipušlists all the manuscripts and Tablets of Iqqur Ipuš in CAMS/GKAB. Note the hyphen instead of the space.
Give the lower-case abbreviation for the glossary or subglossary, without a final
/. For example:
http://oracc.org/cams/gkab/akkfor the top-level CAMS/GKAB Akkadian glossary;
http://oracc.org/etcsri/qpn-x-divinefor ETCSRI's Divine Names subglossary of the Proper Nouns;
http://oracc.org/saao/saa01/akk-x-neoassfor the Neo-Assyrian subglossary of the Akkadian glossary of State Archives of Assyria online, volume 1.
You can also give lists of one more glossary entries, using Sumerian, Akkadian and/or English keywords. For instance:
http://oracc.org/cams/gkab/akk-x-stdbab?adrulists the entries for both
adru [AFRAID] AJand
adru [DARK]in CAMS/GKAB's Standard Babylonian glossary;
http://oracc.org/cams/gkab/akk-x-stdbab?afraidlists all the entries for Akkadian words that mean "afraid" in CAMS/GKAB's Standard Babylonian glossary;
http://oracc.org/cams/gkab/akk-x-stdbab/adru[afraid]AJlists only the entry for
adru [afraid] AJ.
akk/ instead of
akk? in that last example.
The range of citation patterns, described in more technical language, is given on the Oracc URI Patterns page.23 Jul 2014
Steve Tinney & Eleanor Robson
Steve Tinney & Eleanor Robson, 'Citing Oracc URLs online and in print', Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus, Oracc, 2014 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/help/visitingoracc/citingurls/]