Helpful Resources for Making a Great Research Poster
Sometimes it's tricky to know where to start when creating a poster presentation. We've collected some tools, resources, and templates to start you on your poster research journey.
- Download a presentation in PDF format that talks about the basics of Poster Design (conventions, general ideas) and some examples of posters that don't work
- A handout that walks you through how to design a basic poster in Adobe Illustrator CC.
- You can easily use PowerPoint to design a scholarly poster. Here's a file that you can use for inspiration for your own scholarly poster.
- The Multimedia Composition Center: Housed inside MTSU's University Writing Center, the Multimedia Composition Center can help with designing your poster, developing content, and coming up with Ideas. (When scheduling online appointments, select "Multimedia Composition Center")
- The Digital Media Studio: Located on the second floor of Walker Library, the DMS can help with using software products like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign.
- Scholars Week's Campus Wide Poster Day is a great opportunity to get inspiration. Their website offers poster guidelines and templates that you can use with your projects.
Printing Your Poster
- You can easily use on campus resoruces, such as Blue Print Solutions or the Library, to get your poster ready for the Celebration of Student Writing. The Library Charges $14 for 2'x3' standard poster or $35 for 3'x5' poster. The pricing at Blue Print Solutions varies, so stop by their office in the Student Union for more details.
Links for Other Helpful Tips, Templates, and More
Still looking for more ideas, inspiration, or help? We've got you.
- Colin Purrington's design blog offers some additional design tips (more geared towards scholarly science posters), with some nice design templates and printing tips thrown in for good measure.
- NYU's library offers a guide for poster basics, along with good and bad examples of poster presentations.
- Northern Arizona University has a poster creation website specifically geared towards undergraduate research. Their page contains tips on design,
layout, and even how to prepare for the presentation itself.
Have you found a poster resource that could be helpful to others? We'd love to see it - send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org