Magic Research Resources: Investigating Theatrical Magic
To help magic researchers, many excellent digital resources are available to make sense of the performance of magic.
Magic Research Resources
- Ask Alexander, the world’s largest online magic library (Conjuring Arts Research Center).
- People’s Magic Libary. Eight centuries of open access books about magic (Mariano Tomatis).
- Magic Knowledge Base: Search a large collection of magic ebooks (Lybrary.com).
- Conjuring Archive: Annotated bibliography of magic tricks (Denis Behr).
- MagicPedia: Digital magic encyclopedia.
- Conjuring Credits: This site traces the history and origins of magical sleights, plots and concepts back to their known origins.
- Scholarly Bibliography of Theatrical Magic: A multidisciplinary scientific bibliography of conjuring (Peter Prevos).
- WG Alma Conjuring Collection: National Library of Victoria, Australia. Including some digitised books.
- H. Adrian Smith Collection of Conjuring and Magicana: Brown University, Rhode Island.
- Robbins Stage Magic Collection: State Library of New South Wales.
- Journal of Performance Magic: The Magic Research Group of the University of Huddersfield.
- Journal of Magic Research: Free electronic publication dedicated to promoting scientific-based research in magic, published by Bill Spooner.
- Gibecière: Dedicated to the history of magic published by the Conjuring Arts Research Center.
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