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Newspaper/Media Research Guide (Yale-NUS College): Historical News

Historical Newspaper Databases

Historical newspapers : Singapore

 Information courtesy of NUS Libraries

Newspapers available in NUS Libraries

  • 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).
    • More information available at NUS Libraries > Resources > Library Initiatives > Digitized Collections
  • Other Singapore newspapers:
    • kept by Chinese Library
    • in microform collection: Search LINC for our collection of newspapers in microform.
  • Press Clippings
    • Articles on Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN from The Straits Times and Business Times are arranged by broad subjects.
    • It was started as early as 1957. 
    • Search “Press Clippings collection” into the catalogue – LINC


Newspapers available free online or in other libraries

    • NewspapersSG is an online resource of current and historic Singapore and Malaya newspapers created by the National Library Board.
    • You can search newspapers (including Straits Times) but can access selected full-text (e.g., Straits Times 1845-1989).
    • For recent articles use Factiva (above).
  • NLB microfilm collection
    • National Library Board collection of microfilms also contains newspapers.
  • Jawi Transliteration Project, 1930-41
    • Jawi-script newspaper and magazine articles published between 1930-1941 in the Straits Settlements and the Malay Peninsula, transliterated into romanised Malay.
    •  Hosted by the Northern Illinois University Library.