Anytime you are submitting a poster or presentation proposal for a conference, ensure that your content and especially title, align with the theme.
For example: the theme for the North Carolina Counseling Association's 2018 conference is: Integrating and Accelerating: The Future of Professional Counseling.
While we can find thousands of images online, we need to ensure that we only use those that we have permission to use. Look for those with creative commons licenses or ask the creator for permission.
Google Image Search: Along the top of the results from a google search, click on images. The click on "Tools" - "Usage Rights" - "labeled for reuse".
Here are some other places to find images that you can legally use:
Be sure to include the basics on your poster:
Headings & Text
Adobe Creative Suite - available on all the Macs & PCs on the lower level of Belk Library. Ask for help at the Technology Checkout desk if you need it.
Powerpoint - Set your poster size first! Go to Design - Page Setup, Slides sized for: custom. Choose your orientation (usually portrait) and height/width. Make sure you know what the size requirement is for the conference!
Large format printing is available at Belk Library. Choose matte printing for a poster presentation. Please plan ahead and give enough time for printing.
Just like a research paper, a poster must include citations of articles you reference as well as images you use. Here are two examples of APA citations:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. url or doi
Haberstroh, S., Barney, L., Foster, N., & Duffey, T. (2014). The ethical and legal practice of online counseling and psychotherapy: A review of mental health professions. Journal Of Technology In Human Services, 32(3), 149-157. doi:10.1080/15228835.2013.872074
Author/Creator/Owner Last Name, A. A. (Publication date or n.d.). Title of image in italics [media type such as Photograph, Drawing]. Retrieved from url
Viswanathan, N. (2009). Dogs! [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/nehavish/4073675070