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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

AIADO | HPres Research Guide

Can't Find the Book/Article You're Looking For?

Check out our How to Request Unavailable Resources page for instructions to identify your options. If it's an a book that isn't in I-Share or an article that isn't in the Library Search, fill out the Interlibrary Loan form next. Physical items usually arrive in 1-2 weeks, PDFs take a few days! 

Where to Find Dissertations + Theses

SAIC Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects and Historic Preservation Theses

Thesis projects for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects can be found in the SAIC Digital Thesis Repository.

Historic Preservation theses can be found in two locations:

  • Earlier thesis can be found in the Flaxman Main Stacks at this call number NA105.2
  • Use the SAIC Thesis repository link below to see what's available online.

Working on your thesis? Check out our How to Submit or Find an SAIC Thesis or Grad Project guide for tips and how-tos. 

Dissertations + Theses Beyond SAIC

Check out our Where to Find Dissertations + Theses page for a full list of databases and tools for finding materials beyond SAIC theses. Below are some additional thesis/project sources you may find helpful. These options are some of your best bets for Architecture and Interior Architecture.

Found a dissertation or thesis but can't access the full text? A copy may be obtained through interlibrary loan; however, sometimes you can only get a copy by buying one. Check with Flaxman librarians ( before you buy!