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Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

The Madison Digital Image Database instructional system is designed to create, review and project Internet-based groups of digitized images related to coursework or lectures.

Please contact the MacLean Visual Resource Center for instructions and login.

Types of material covered: Images for lectures at the School of the Art Institute.
Access note: Please contact the MacLean Visual Resource Center for instructions and login.

A typescript of over 1,400 pages with approximately 650 accompanying illustrations, was written and compiled by Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961), architect, designer, delineator, and artist. In 1911 she married Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), architect, landscape designer, and city planner. Their architectural practice spanned almost four decades on three continents, and "The Magic of America" was meant, in part, to be a testament to their life and work together.

"The Magic of America: Electronic Edition" collates in a digital format all the texts and illustrations from the three known copies of the work. The electronic edition thus represents the most complete and accessible version currently available of this important architectural document.

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Database of materials used in architecture and design. Searchable by product, process, and application. Emphasis on cutting-edge materials and applications.

Types of material covered: Product descriptions and information.
Dates covered: Current edition.

Published by the Modern Language Association of America this database indexes international scholarly materials on modern language, literature, linguistics, and folklore, with over 1.3 million citations.

Types of material covered: Over 3,000 journals and series, monographs, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings.
Dates covered: 1963 to the present.

Periodical published by The Art Institute of Chicago.

Dates covered: 1966 - 4 years ago