Answered By: K. Diane Casebier
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016     Views: 19

First, check your class syllabus. It might give you the target audience and design ideas (use of photos, whether the poster can digital or physical, number of sources, if an abstract is required, citation style to use, etc.). Outside of the syllabus limits, anything is fair game. As for ideas on what to do:

  • Straight information (who, what, where, when, why, and how),
  • Historical approach (describe major events, court rulings, etc.) that impact your topic,
  • Pro/con,
  • Compare and contrast,
  • Controversies pertaining to your topic,
  • ... and more...


I have seen one really good college web site that has a lot of good designing tips. We have people over here all the time designing physical posters so feel free to stop by! Of course, the library has our OneSearch tool to search books and articles for your bibliography and abstract needs, too! Please let us know how we can help!