Writing & Editing - Environmental, Medical, & Pharmaceutical
M. Clark, PhD
Some useful web sites for medical/scientific
writers and researchers . .
PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical
literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books
Some resources for building/maintaining your web site . .
Want your visitors to be able to search your site by topic or keyword?
Search Engine Watch
lists links to both free and commercial versions
of site-searching software, as well as links to articles on pros and
cons of various programs.
Commerce on the Web is international. Would you like your customers to
be able to calculate your product price in their own currency? There is
a FREE currency converter than you can place on your site for the
convenience of customers. It's called
The Universal Currency
Have you been thinking about making your site more interactive? How
about adding a Discussion Group? You can find free software to do just
For a good description of Server Side Includes (SSI), see the
You can find tons of attractive backgrounds, bullets, buttons, lines,
and icons for FREE at
I found a tracker that gives lots of statistics, including the last 20
referring pages, for FREE. It's called
and requires only that you put their small logo on your site.
For a refresher on how to do just about anything in HTML, explore Dr.
Joe Burns' excellent HTML Goodies
site. He has written more than 100 easy-to-follow tutorials.
Thinking about going "official" and getting your own domain name for
your site? Find out what names are still available at
Thinking about adding some music
to your site? If so, MIDIWORLD
provides lots of information on MIDI files, and lists sites where
sound files can be downloaded for FREE.
If you need help creating a banner,
The Banner Generator
offers many options for fonts and special effects . . . for FREE.
Haven't tried it yet myself, but it looks like a good place to get an
honest critique of your web site can be found at
. This is able to operate as a FREE service since you
evaluate other folks' sites as they evaluate yours.
Need an attractive banner as a header for your web page, or to submit to
a banner exchange program? I found a FREE service called
Instant On-line Banner
. This site provides many templates to get you started.
To find FREE and relatively low-cost java, php, and XLM scripts and
tools . . . try ScriptSearch
Back to the basics again! HTML Help
by the Web Design Group provides all kinds of FREE help related to
HTML--including frames, CGI, and accessibility issues.
one-stop consumer guide to web services. You can find low cost presence
providers who will host your home page, and graphic designers and
scanning services to help you improve it. Whether you are a business
looking to create a virtual presence on www.yourbusiness.com or a
charity trying to find the best deal, you should be able to find a
service offering the features you want at a good price.
Want to know what visitors to your web site are thinking, why they came,
and how they found your site? Try adding a form to make it easy for
visitors to seed feedback:
Response-O-Matic Form Processor
Assorted links . .
Cape Fear Contra Dancers
for information about contra dancing in the Wilmington, North Carolina,
area. Contra dancing is an Americanized dance, based on English,
Irish, and Scottish country dancing.
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org