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Research Posters: Intro

A research poster is a visual representation of a research project. This guide offers the basics in design, content, and printing resources.

Printing Posters

Fall 2020 Capstone Presenters: Posters will not be printed this semester. Consult with your faculty advisor regarding your presentation.

Booth Library has a plotter printer that is used to print posters.

Poster printing must be done through library staff; students cannot operate the plotter printer from library computers. Since the service is contingent upon the availability of staff, appointments are required.


Poster printing is available to all. The cost is $3.50/sq.ft. (e.g.  the standard 3' x 2' poster would cost $21.00 to print.).

To arrange a printing appointment contact either or 304.637.1200

Research Poster Example

Capstone Day Fall 2020

Students participating in Fall 2020 Capstone Day: Consult with your faculty advisor regarding your presentation.

Effective or Ineffective?

Effective research posters operate on multiple levels ...

  • broadly presents your research process
  • conversation starter
  • advertisement of your research
  • audience can review from various vantage points

Ineffective research posters suffer from ...

  • objective(s) and main point(s) difficult to find on the poster
  • too much text or text is too small
  • poor graphics
  • poor organization