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The Newberry Library is one of the premier collections in the United States of primary source materials for the study of Early Modern Europe; the history of printing and publishing; American literature through the 1920s; and the history of the Americas, including of Native Americans. The Library houses outstanding collections in many aspects of the history of United States, especially the history of Chicago. A majority of the Newberry's holdings are listed in their online catalog, which can be accessed via the URL above, though you may need to visit the Newberry to find out the full scope of their holdings. The Newberry's collections do not circulate, so you must go to the Library to use their materials. For information on access to the Newberry, please see their web site, or phone them. Also particularly useful are the detailed Newberry Library Collection Descriptions, available at http://www.newberry.org/collections/collections.html