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

Where to Find Resources (by type)

Where to find eBooks

Sources for eBooks, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Dissertations, Etc.

SAIC login required (use your ARTIC username and password)

Online Textbooks (rentals)

REDSHELF and VITALSOURCE​ are major textbook providers that allow rental access for students at a discount, including Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Stokstad Art History, Ways of Seeing...

RedShelf Access: (Flat fee for 180 day rental)

  • Visit RedShelf and create account if you're a new user (use school email). Search for title or ISBN.

Vital Source Access: (save up to 80% for some titles)

  • Visit Vitalsource’s Bookshelf to search for textbooks to rent and follow the instructions to create an account (use school email). Confirm your email, and search for books by title, ISBN, author.