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SCIE 101 - Science 101

Making a Poster

Posters usually summarize someone's scientific or technical research in a visual way.

Presenters often stand by their posters to answer questions and further discuss their findings with the people looking at the poster.

Other poster design and guidelines can be found on the following pages:

Finding and Using Images

Please note: Image and copyright permissions will vary across sites. We have included sites that are a mix public domain and copyright items. It is always important to read the image use guidelines or copyright policies for each site. 

  • Science Image is an image library specialising in science and nature images. It is presented by CSIRO, Australia's major science research organization.
  • Pixabay Images on pixabay are public domain under Creative Commons CC0. This means images can be used and modified in anyway. Attribution is optional. 
  • Unsplash. All photos on Unsplash can be used for free. You are free to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free without permission from or attributing the photographer. 
  • The Noun Project. This website has black and white graphics for download. You need an account to download images and are required to give credit to the image creator. Credit is usually included on the image when it is downloaded. 

A list of additional sources from the web can be found in the UBC Image - Finding & Using guide. 

Citing Images

Refer to the Image - Finding & Using guide for how to cite images