A libguide from the University of Toronto.
This document was adapted from work by the University of Guelph Teaching Support Services and the Environmental Biology Graphic Studio, and prepared by Jennifer L. Spall. This is an excellent, linear guide to preparing a scientific poster and is appropriate for undergraduate students.
This guide from The University of Notre Dame presents a straight-forward approach to designing a poster through a minimalist interface and the option of using it as a digital "to do" list when working on the creation of a research poster.
A step-by-step guide to creating academic posters including design tips and free resources.
This website created by three American science professors provides a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of how to create effective posters from defining your message, to planning your poster, to your poster's aesthetics, to how to effectively present your poster during the session. If you are only going to visit one resource on creating your poster, make it this one.
This webpage by former evolutionary biologist and current photographer Colin Purrington, reads like a long, humourous, but exceedingly useful essay on poster design, both good and bad. He offers novel ideas for attracting attention to your poster, as well as a number of PowerPoint and OpenOffice poster templates.
This webpage by Michael Alley, an Associate Professor of Engineering Communication at Penn State, is short on text but long on examples and PowerPoint templates
The above guide includes How-To and Poster Samples
Poster Blog - Better Posters
This video teaches you how to present your poster during a session.
This short video from the American Chemical Society is a good introduction to creating effective posters.
Make sure to give credit for images by citing them using the same citation style as the rest of your poster.
Google Advanced Image Search allows you to limit results by usage rights. Choose "free to use or share" to make sure you may use the retrieved images on your poster.
All of the images on Wikimedia Commons are freely usable. For more information, please visit this page on reusing content outside Wikimedia.
Many photographs on Flickr are available for use under a Creative Commons license.
Free Icons by The Noun Project
- Free Research Poster PowerPoint Templates
- Free PowerPoint Scientific Research Poster Templates
- DesignCap for designing a research poster