Further Resources on Creating a Poster

How to Make a Great Poster 
http://www.aspb.org/education/poster.cfm 
Design suggestions regarding layout, formatting, and color selection are shared on this American Society of Plant Biologists education site.

Introduction: Poster Sessions
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/index.cfm 
This university writing guide is a great place to start when faced with a poster assignment. Straight-forward instructions and guidance along with examples and additional resources steer tenderfeet and veterans in effective design.

Poster and Podium Presentation 
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~nur390-c/crow/Mod4/poster/lesson.html
From the Northern Arizona University School of Nursing, this site discusses the presentation of a research report, describes two means of presenting research at a professional meeting, explores steps in publishing a journal article, and reinforces the responsibility for preparing a research report for a grant-funded study.

Preparing Professional Scientific Posters
http://www.ce.umn.edu/~smith/supplements/poster/guide.htm 
This poster minicourse provides a bullet list for start-to-finish poster design guidance.

Tips for Effective Poster Presentations
http://www.osti.gov/em52/workshop/tips-exhibits.html 
The U.S. Department of Energy site provides a rather comprehensive document series on effective poster design, including a Guidelines for Preparation of Online Poster Presentations http://www.osti.gov/em52/workshop/em52-gl.html

Advice on Designing Scientific Posters
http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm 
This comprehensive resource introduces the poster concept, defines the different sections found on a poster, and provides a bibliography. Several examples are shown.