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History: an introduction: Newspapers

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Newspapers are an invaluable source of evidence of what happened and/or to find out the prevailing public opinion on an issue.

With digitisation, many newspapers are available online, but the layout and design aspects of a daily paper are not captured. Neither are ephemeral aspects such as advertisements.

Recent newspapers

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    • A business information resource that allows searching for news articles from major national and international newspapers, trade journals, and wires.
    • Includes Straits Times, Business Times, Channel NewsAsia, TODAY, The Edge as well as Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times and so on.
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    • Provides full text of hundreds of news sources including newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.
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Historical Newspapers

English and Malay Newspapers published in Singapore and Malaya:


Chinese Newpapers published in Singapore

  • Pre-war Singapore newspapers
    • Digitized newspapers: Cheng Nam Jit Poh (1913-1920), Chong Shing Yit Pao (1907-1910) , Jit Shin Pau (1899-1901), Lat Pau (1887-1932), Sin Kok Min Jit Pao (1919-1933) , Sing Po (1890-1898), The Sun-Poo (1909-1910), The Union Times (1908-1946), Thien Nam Shin Pao (1898-1905).


Chinese Newspapers Published in Malaya/Malaysia

Here are Newspapers that are published in America:

You can find newspapers published in Asia here:

Here is a list of newspapers published in the United Kingdom:

Here is a list of newspapers published in Mainland Europe:


Newspapers published in Australia and New Zealand :

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