Searching the Collection

Our online catalog, finding aids, and research guides will help you search, browse, and discover items in our collection.

Tools and Resources


The Newberry's online catalog is the primary tool for searching across the collection, from books and maps to journals and manuscripts.

Search Catalog

Finding Aids and Inventories

Detailed finding aids outline the organization and the contents of archival collections at the Newberry.

Search Archives

Research Guides

Want to survey the landscape before searching the catalog and finding aids? Consult our research guides to learn more about what we have and how you can find it.

Browse Guides

Search Tips

Our librarians know the Newberry online catalog inside and out. They’ve put together a brief guide to running simple and advanced searches for individual items as well as journals, databases, and other resources that will help you start your research project or expand upon the research you’ve already done.

Guide to Searching

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Ask a Librarian

Our reference librarians are here to help you get the most out of your research.


Newberry fellowships give researchers time, space, and community to pursue innovative and ground-breaking projects.

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Digital Collections

Wherever you are, our digital collections are just a few clicks away. Research, remix, and reimagine thousands of images online.