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Social Ecology 195W - Field Study - Winter 2021 (Garde Section): Presentation Tools & Guidelines

Featured Resources - Books to Help



eBooks on Presentation Skills found in Knovel

Scientific scholarly communication : the changing landscape, 2017

Communicating science effectively : a research agenda, 2017

Presenting an effective and dynamic technical paper : a guidebook for novice and experienced speakers in a multicultural world, 2017 -

Language as a scientific tool: shaping scientific language across time and national tradition, 2016 - Science Library (SL) Q223

Effective science communication : a practical guide to surviving as a scientist, Science Library (SL) Bar Q223

Project management for research : a guide for graduate students, 2016 - Science Library (SL) Bar P302.18

Science blogging : the essential guide, 2016 - Science Library (SL) Bar Q225.S343 2016

Communicate science papers, presentations, and posters effectively : papers, posters, and presentations, 2016 -

Communicating science to the public : opportunities and challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region, 2014

A scientific approach to writing for engineers and scientists, 2014

Communicating popular science: from deficit to democracy, 2013

Designing science presentations : a visual guide to figures, papers, slides, posters, and more,

Writing science in plain English, 2013 - Science Library (SL) Bar T11.G6814 2013.

Presentation Skills for Scientists : A Practical Guide, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .Z36 2010

Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering : Case Studies from MIT, 2010

Presenting Science : A Practical Guide to Giving a Good Talk, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .I87 2010

Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, 2010 - Science Library (SL) REF Q223 .M399 2010

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery - LL  HF5718.22 .R49 2008    

Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, 2008- Science Library (SL) HF5718.22 D83 2008

A Student's Guide to Presentations Making Your Presentation Count - LL  PN4192.S78 C55 2007 

Speaking About Science: Manual for Creating Clear Presentations, 2006Science Library (SL) Bar Q223 M67 2006

Beyond Bullet Points : Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire, 2005LL HF5718.22 .A87 2005 

Sources for Media, Film Clips, Video

New Presentation Studio in MRC

The UCI Libraries' Presentation Studio is open in the MRC (room 168). UCI affiliates can book the room to practice and record their presentations for classes, conferences, job interviews, and more in this technologically enhanced space. The reservation request form can be found on the MRC web pages or directly at More information can be found on the MRC's web pages or directly at

Overview of presentation tools

The following document provides an extensive overview of presentation tools including a descriptions of who can use each tool, and why you might want to use them, the document also includes the pros and cons for each for each tool.

Presentation Authoring Software

  • PowerPoint - Microsoft Office software for creating and sharing presentations.

  • KeyNote- Apple iWork software for creating and sharing presentations.  Available for Macintosh and iPad only.

  • Impress- Open-source software available in several versions (Open Office, NeoOffice, etc.) for creating and sharing presentations.

  • ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV)- ARTstor-optimized software for creating and sharing presentations. 

Online Presentation Authoring Tools

  • Prezi- Unique online presentation creation and sharing system with easy image and video handling.  Basic features and public sharing are free

  • Pachyderm- Uses forms and templates to create presentations with minimal work.  Intended for institutional use; requires local server and configuration support.  Free to New Media Consortium members; available for a cost to others.

  • 280Slides (beta)- Free web-based presentation authoring and sharing tool.

  • Google Presentations- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  As part of Google Docs, it allows for easy collaboration and sharing with others who have free Google accounts.

  • Zoho Show- Free online presentation authoring and sharing tool.  Allows remote presentations.

  • SlideRocket - Online presentation authoring and sharing tool optimized for high resolution images.  Basic features are free.

Presentation Best Practices Tip Sheet

Online Presentation Sharing Sites

  • UCI Replay- UCI sponsored service to capture and share audio and screen for instrucation or presentations.

  • Slideshare- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes tool to sync audio with individual slides.  Has also social features allowing users to follow and comment on favorite presenters, topics, etc.

  • Authorstream- Free web-based service that allows uploading and sharing of presentation slides and audio.  Includes PresentLive feature that lets viewers follow and chat about your live presentations on their own computer. 

  Scientific & Medical Images


To print a poster or to make slides for your work at UCI there are several options about where to go.  First, you should save the poster and size it accordingly.  The following installations are places that will print your poster or help you with digital imaging of slides and other photographic processes: