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Developing an Effective Poster

Following are some webpages with some helpful suggestions on preparing effective posters. Open (free) access


Search these websites first for your disease topic. Open (free) access

Citing sources

Cite your sources to let your audience know your information is reliable and to allow them to investigate your sources themselves for additional information. These resources can help. Open (free) access

Web search

When searching Google, try limiting your search to a specific domain to get more relevant results. For example, limit your search to the gov or org or edu domains like in the search below:

   diabetes mellitus site:gov

Also filter your results by date, using Search Tools > Custom Range (last 3 years).

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Find books, articles, media, and more in library databases and catalog      What is this?

Advanced Search     |    Databases by A-Z & Subject     |     BU Journal List  

Find books, media, and more in library catalog 

DVDs and Videos     |     Course Reserves     |     Renew Books Online
Find articles in library databases      


BU Journal List     |     BU's Google Scholar     |     Citation Linker 

Search Library website, including Research Guides

Books & Ebooks

Books often provide a good overview of a topic and background information. Search the Online Catalog for books and ebooks on your disease topic. Following is an example of an ebook with medical information.

You may also search for ebooks using the two databases listed below. Please note: ebooks are only viewable on-campus

Library Databases

Try searching these databases to find more in-depth information on specific diseases (search by disease name). They contain mostly magazine articles and journal articles. On-campus access only.

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