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Writing


About.com:
Desktop Publishing. This site offers writing tips, desktop publishing tutorials and information about desktop publishing software.

Warren Abrahamson, Abrahamson Lab, Department of Biology, Bucknell University: Biology/Animal Behavior 356/656, Suggestions for Effective Oral Presentations (PDF file), and Suggestions for Effective Writing (Powerpoint file).

J. Aguirre (2004): Plagiarism in Palaeontology. A new threat within the scientific community. In PDF, Revista Española de Micropaleontología.

Robert Beard, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA: A Web of Online Dictionaries. An index of on-line dictionaries, including multilingual dictionaries, specialized English dictionaries, thesauri and other vocabulary aids, language identifiers and guessers, etc. Excellent!

Floyd Bloom: Human Reviewers: The Achilles Heel of Scientific Journals in a Digital Era. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada.

Paul Brians, Department of English, Washington State University, Pullman: Common Errors in English. A site to assist you in avoiding common errors in your writing.

Darcy J.M. Clark, JOM (The Member Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society): Developing, Integrating, and Sharing Web-Based Resources for Materials Education. This article discusses the development and integration of web-based tools and demonstrates how these tools (including QuickTime, Java, Javascript, and virtual reality modeling language) can be used in an educational setting. Might be also useful for Palaeobotanists.

Richard Crang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Andrey Vassilyev, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (McGraw-Hill Higher Education): Plant Anatomy, The "student view", How to Write a Paper. Some useful hints.

Gary Dillard, Department of Biology, Western Kentucky University: The Scientific Paper.

GEOnet Names Server (GNS): GNS provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency´s (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 12,000 of the databases 3.3 million features are updated monthly with names information approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN).

P. Ginsparg, ICSU Press, UNESCO: Winners and Losers in the Global Research Village. About electronic publishing in science.

Bruno Granier et al. (2008): A micropalaeontological fraud that affected the JAES. In PDF.

Dave Hone´s Archosaur Musings: How to write a scientific conference abstract.

Houghton Mifflin Company, Bartleby.com: The American Heritage Book of English Usage. A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English. Science Terms: Distinctions, Restrictions, and Confusions. A discussion of familiar words that have specific or specialized meanings in science and scientific terms that are easy to confuse.

Institute of Translation and Interpretation, University of Innsbruck, Austria: Terminology. See the LSP Dictionaries, Glossaries, Lists and Reference Sites. Listed according to the Lenoch classification system. Go to GO The cosmos (Geography, Geology and Astronomy).

David Keeling, Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University: Geoscience Research and Literacy.

Jere H. Lipps, Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: How to get a Reputation in Paleontology! A Twelve-Step Program. Palaeontologia Electronica, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2002; or Palaeontologia Electronica, Volume 5, Issue 2, (Coquina Press), 2003. Go to "Into Focus": HOW TO GET A REPUTATION IN PALEONTOLOGY II: A BETTER TWELVE-STEP PROGRAM (also available in PDF).

Christof Kuhn, Vienna: Etymology of mineral and rock names.

! Projekt Deutscher Wortschatz, Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon. This database might be used as a special type of German dictionary and dictionary of accompanied expressions. It might also be used as thesaurus, even for English, French and Netherlands. You can also navigate from here, or go to: Dictionary German - English, and "Fachlexika". Excellent!

! The LOGOS Dictionary. This freely-accessible database currently has 7.580.560 entries.

! NASA: Global Change Master Directory List of Earth Science Acronyms, Glossaries and Gazetteers. A web directory that contain helpful acronyms used throughout the Earth Science (and other) communities, glossaries of Earth Science terms, and gazetteers of geographic location names.

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.: On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research. This report guides readers to several issues of scientific integrity and ethics including values in science.

National Association of Science Writers (NASW). A forum to foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public.

naturalSCIENCE: Quotations. A short dictionary of scientific quotations.

! Nature.com: How to construct a Nature summary paragraph (DOC file).

Peter Ommundsen, Selkirk College, Canada: Pronunciation of Biological Latin. Including taxonomic names of plants and animals. See also here (PDF file).

C. Park (2003): In other (people´s) words: Plagiarism by university students - literature and lessons. In PDF, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

Phrase Finder. This online program uses the language´s pattern-matching features to build a list of related words from whatever you input. That list is then matched against a database of phrases. Words aren´t only matched by simple sub-string text matching, the progam has an understanding of irregular word forms and of context.

Roget´s Thesaurus. Search for related English words and phrases. Excellent!

Hartmut Steuber, Jörg Pasch and Peter F. Meurer, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf: LiteRat classic. A downloadable reference administration program for scientists. It´s freeware! In German.

Volker Schardin: Extensions/Suffixes (in German). Index to the most used extensions.

B.A. Solagberu: How to present a paper at a scientific meeting (in PDF).

William Strunk, Jr., Project Bartleby: Go to: Elements of Style. This site provides the principal requirements of plain English style.

Twomoons Production: Fremdwörterbuch. In German.

Vilim Vesligaj, Dep. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität, Berlin: German-English Dictionary. Please note that this is not a professional translation service.

VoyCabulary. This is a powerful web tool which will link web pages or phrases to online dictionaries or thesauruses. If you wish to process a webpage, enter in the URL (address) of the website into the textbox. If you have some text, maybe from a word processor, you may simply cut and paste it into the textbox and VoyCabulary will process it as well.

WordNet 1.6 (via Princeton). A lexical database for the English language.

YAHOO, International: Dictionaries and Reference.









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Translating

AltaVista: World: translation (the former babelfish). Translate web pages or text between English and German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.

Mashov Computers Ltd., Or Yehuda, Israel: Babylon. Choose a language and type a word to translate. Translation at the Speed of a Click! Babylon, a downloadable program (free of charge) will make it possible to translate words and expressions on your screen from English to your own language with just one click of your mouse.

! EUROPEAN COMMISSION, TRANSLATION SERVICE, Directorate for General and Language Matters, Development of Multilingual Tools, ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg: Eurodicautom. Translates from one language to another - works for a dozen languages so far. The database contains technical terms, abbreviations, acronyms and phraseology.

FreeTranslation.com. This is an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages.

Language Technology World: Links on Machine Translation.

Systran Translation Software, Köln: HEISOFT Online Übersetzung. Translation online.

Voila and Softissimo, (france telecom 2000): A new online translation sevice, free of charge.







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Fonts

Geological & Geophysical Services, Technical Service Center, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior: Geological Fonts.

Creativepro.com This site provides creative professionals with the information (reviews) and tools they need to get real work done every day. Creativepro.com allows you to discover new creative products, companies, services, etc.

Kevin Woodward: The Fontpool. 1000 categorised truetype fonts, with previews and charactermaps, for you to download.






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Grafic Software

About. Shareware/Freeware; FREE Computer Graphics Tools.

Alf´s Pick´s: PHOTO Electronic Imaging, an electronic magazine, including Software Hot Links, and the Pixart Magazine.

Corel

desktopPublishing.com and Desktop Publishing Links.

Nicolas Schoeni, Wes Hardaker and Gervais Chapuis, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland: Escher Web Sketch. A java based paint program for drawing repeating patterns. You can select the symmetry of the patterns by clicking on one of the icons in the bar above the drawing area. See also: Archive of saved images from the Escher Web Sketch applet, and Introduction to the symmetry. (You need Java3D to run this applet).

Jask Software. All novelties in paintshop pro.

Lance Ladic, Dept. of Physiology, (Imager Computer Graphics Laboratory (IMAGER), Department of Computer Science), University of British Columbia, Vancouver: 3-D Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy, Graphics Software. These are lists of 2-D and 3-D FREEWARE/SHAREWARE graphics software that is available on the Net.

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI): The Multimedia Authoring Web: Multimedia Resources. Go to: Graphics.

Netzwelt.de: 20 Alternativen zu QE SuperResolution.
20 Empfehlungen zu QE SuperResolution.

YAHOO: Top: Computers and Internet: Graphics







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ADOBE Photoshop, General


About.: Photoshop, and Photoshop Resources, and and Photoshop Tutorials - The Basics, and Photoshop Tutorials: Tools and Features. Excellent!

Adobe Systems Incorporated, Adobe Deutsche Produkte, Adobe Photoshop 5.5.

Center for Innovative Computer Applications (CICA): Adobe Photoshop Tutorial - Vers. 1.2. This document contains a general guide to using the basic features of Adobe Photoshop 2.5.

The Design & Publishing Center: The best way to master Adobe Photoshop.

eye/design: Photoshop Web Reference.

Google Directory:
! Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop.
! Computer > Software > Grafik > Bildbearbeitung > Photoshop (in German).
! Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop > FAQs, Help, and Tutorials.
Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop > Plugins.
Computers > Graphics > Books > Photoshop.
! Arts > Graphic Design > Software.
Link directories, with ratings (Google page rank).

IDIG Network, San Rafael, California: Photoshop Central.

Biomedical Image Processing Lab, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroanatomy, University of Minnesota: Photoshop for Science.

Photoshop.org: Links.

Planet Photoshop (KW Media Group, Inc., Oldsmar, FL). Go to:
Resources.

Tom´s Tips for Web Designers. See: Kai´s Power Tips and Tricks for Adobe Photoshop.

The Ultimate Compendium of Photoshop Sites

Software school: Photoshop Tips.

Mock´s Place

YAHOO: Computers and Internet > Software > Graphics > Titles Adobe Photoshop, or Software > Reviews > Titles > Graphics Adobe Photoshop, or Business and Economy > Shopping and Services > Books > Booksellers > Computers > Titles > Software > Graphics > Adobe Photoshop, or Business and Economy > Business to Business > Computers > Software > Graphics > Adobe Systems, Inc. > Products and Services > Products > Adobe Photoshop.

ZDNet, Help and How-To: Adobe Photoshop.












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About > Computing & Technology > Graphics Software > Adobe Photoshop Actions.

Adobe Systems: Adobe Studio Exchange. Adobe Studio Exchange is a free member service of Adobe Studio. As a member (one time registration procedure), you are free to download as many items as you like.

AFH Photoshop Filters. Free of charge!

Andromeda Software Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. Photoshop Plugins, with costs.

BoxTop Software, Starkville: Plugs

Chip Online: BorderMania (in German). 3D Photoshop plugin.

Chip Online: MuRa´s Filter Meister (in German). Photoshop filters.

! ct (Heise): Software Directory. Go to: "Top-Downloads". Programs described (in German) and rated. Worth checking out: Grafik > Bildbearbeitung > Plug-ins. Photoshop plugins.

desktopPublishing.com: Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins

Digital Dominion, Richmond: Photoshop Sites.

Fantastic Machines: Paint Engine 1.1. Photoshop plugin.

! Steve Fisher: Steve's Desktop Photography.

Foto-Freeware.net. Photo-Freeware.net is the English version of the German photography download archive Foto-Freeware.de (C. Menne, Bielefeld, Germany). Go to: Filter. Photoshop pugins free of charge. Search via Photo-Freeware.net Search.

Google Directory:
! Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop.
! Computer > Software > Grafik > Bildbearbeitung > Photoshop (in German).
! Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop > FAQs, Help, and Tutorials.
Computers > Software > Graphics > Image Editing > Photoshop > Plugins.
Computers > Graphics > Books > Photoshop.
! Arts > Graphic Design > Software.
Link directories, with ratings (Google page rank).

! Harald Heim: Free Photoshop-compatible Plugins (with ratings), and The Plugin Site. Go to: Harry's Filters 2.0 . Photoshop filters for Windows and Macintosh (Freeware). See also: Plugin-Galaxy: Pop Art und Zoom (PC/Mac).

Yu Hsin, Singapore: Photoshop Filters

! Heico Neumeyer, Chip Online: Best Plug-ins for Photoshop (in German).

Red Prince: Flips'n Rolls. Photoshop plugin. See also here (in German).

Philipp Spöth, Chip Online: Shear (in German). Perspective distortion tool for Photoshop.

! Tutorials.de Links - Photoshop - Plugins / Filter. Photoshop filters free of charge (annotations in German).







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The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE). AGILE was established to promote academic teaching and research on GIS at the European level.

Association of Geographic Information: GIS Dictionary. The dictionary includes definitions for 980 terms compiled from a variety of sources which either relate directly to GIS or which GIS users may come across in the course of their work. The dictionary is also supplemented by 52 diagrams.

Caitlin Dempsey, About.com: What is GIS? A brief introduction to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

GEOnet Names Server (GNS): GNS provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency´s (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 12,000 of the databases 3.3 million features are updated monthly with names information approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN).

The National Mapping Discipline, U.S. Geological Survey: What is a GIS and how does a GIS work?

GIS Development: As a Geospatial Communication Network, GIS Development promotes the usage of Geographic Information Science, Technology and Applications in various areas of development, worldwide and Asia in particular.

! Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Geographic information system (GIS).







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A Global View From Space. An interactive and intuitive web-based display of realtime satellite imagery from around the globe. This site requires a browser that supports JavaScript scripting language. Excellent! Space Telescope Science Institute/National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration (NASA): A Photo Gallery of the Universe. Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe. Breathtaking pictures.

Altavista: Search for Images.

Bill Arnett, San Jose, California: Pictures of Earth. Part of "The Nine Planets".

Stewart Austin and Helen O'Rourke (under the supervision of M. Lamberson) Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver: The Image Gallery. The collection contains images related to the earth and ocean sciences including some specialized subsets. A general search and a detailed search were created to serve the many needs of the users.

British Geological Survey: National Archive of Geological Photographs. The houses the National Archive of Geological Photographs (NAGP), comprising in excess of 100,000 fully-described images dedicated to the theme of earth sciences.

The ClipArtConnection.com

Leopold Dippel, Darmstadt, 1889-1893, Part 1 -3; (web site hosted by Kurt Stüber, Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Collection of historic and classical biology books): Handbuch der Laubholzkunde. Dicot trees and shrubs in Germany (in German).

EarthRISE. Over the years since the first space flight, more than 200,000 photographs of the Earth have been taken by astronauts in orbit. The EarthRISE database is an online collection of over 100,000 of these images taken during the Space Shuttle flights.

Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD). A service of USRA, sponsored by NASA Goddard. EPOD will collect and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. Browse EPODs by Related Fields.

Margaret Gross and Dave Hook, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd.: Librarians' Resource Centre. Go to: Graphics (includes icon & image search).

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (NASA), California: SIR-C/X-SAR Space Radar Images of Earth. Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is a joint U.S.-German-Italian project that uses a highly sophisticated imaging radar to capture images of Earth that are useful to scientists across a great range of disciplines. The images are divided into nine categories for easier viewing.

Mikro-Art: Some links to other photolibraries.

! The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG): Rare Books from the MBG Library. The goal of this project is to digitize beautifully illustrated and botanically significant books in order to make them available to an international audience. Use the menus at the top of this page to select a book to browse through, or to see the volumes available from a particular author. You can also search for illustrations by scientific name by clicking on the Search button. Excellent!

NASA: Visible Earth. The goal of Visible Earth is to provide a consistently updated central catalog/collection point to the superset of Earth science-related visualizations and images. Images are accompanied by a description and information on file size and format, usually TIF and JPEG. Excellent!

NASA: BLUE MARBLE. View of the Earth from space. Useful as introductory slide for a presentation.

NASA: Planetary Photojournal. This service provide easy access to the publicly released images from various Solar System exploration programs. The system database is currently populated with approximately 910 images; more are being added every day. Great pictures and info on the planets and their moons.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Photo Collection. Over 5,000 public domain photographs and images, dating from the early 1800´s to the present.

PhotoDisc. 50.000 downloadable images, free of charge.

Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert, "Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte", newly edited by Moritz Willkomm, about 1887; (web site hosted by Kurt Stüber, Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Collection of historic and classical biology books): Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs nach dem Linné'schen System. In German. With 54 colored plates (650 figures)!

John Walker, Satellite data provided by The Living Earth Inc./Earth Imaging: Earth and Moon Viewer. You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.






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