Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Banner Image

Find Library Resources: Books, Articles, Newspapers, Theses

The guide to help you search for items within NUS Libraries

This guide helps you to find Books, Articles, Newspapers, Standards, and more :)

How to find a book?

(1) Use NUS Libraries' search engine (FindMore) to find books/ e-books. The search will include all types of materials in our collection.

search box main

The results will show three main categories: Books & E-Resources, ScholarBank and Digital Gems. Scroll down and c​​lick the orange-tab to view only the results for Books & E-Resources

tab to view books and e-resources



(2) Use LINC (NUS Libraries' Catalogue) if you know which item you are looking for. 

search using LINC


Search by using the keyword in the Simple Search box or specific field(s) such as Author, Title, etc.

simple search in library catalogue


1. Find the location of the book in the library
2. Check whether a copy is available
3. Take note of the call number of the book

4. If there is a Stack #, the book is in Closed Stacks
5. If it is an e-book, click on the link to access full-text

How to borrow it?

Use your student card to borrow books at the self-check machines or go to the Service Desk.

How to return it?

Return borrowed books at the book drop.

RBR items (books on 2-hour loan period) should be returned at the RBR self-check machine of the library you have borrowed it from.

How to reserve if the book is borrowed out?

Place hold/ reserve the book if it is out on loan using LINC (NUS Library INtegrated Catalogue).


Note that access to e-books varies. Some allow book download, some allow by chapters. There are also e-books that you can only be allowed to read online, ie, not downloadable.

Interested to know more on e-books? Read further in this guide: E-Books Library Guide (NUS Libraries)

How to find a journal article?

(1) Search by article title in our search engine (Findmore) to see if we have a subscription for the article.

search box

Please note that search by article title only works for 90% of our online articles. However, this method would not work for articles that we have in print only. For such cases, search by journal title (not article title) in the library portal's search box.

search by journal title


Search by journal title in LINC (NUS Libraries' Catalogue)

journal search in LINC


If an online article is not found, try searching by journal title (not the article title) to check if we have the print journal in the library. Do check availability of relevant volume and issue of the journal.  


Setting up Findit@NUS Libraries in Google Scholar and Proxy Bookmarklet in your device

Proxy Bookmarklet and Findit@NUSLibraries in Google Scholar allow you to directly access full text of those e-resources that we subcribed to.

Proxy Bookmarklet  - Use this when you are on a site asking you to pay for access

Google Scholar + NUS Libraries - Use this with Google Scholar to gain access to full text with one click

NUS Libraries provides access to a wider range of newspaper sources.

Are you searching for recent newspaper articles, or historical in nature?

Explore the possibilities. Contact us ( should you need help.

Searching for Newspapers via Library Portal

In the Library portal page, click Databases

On Database page, within the Type dropdown list, choose E-Newspapers. You will see the list of newspapers that are accessibility.


Historical/Primary Sources

1. E-Newspapers 电子报章

2. History > Newspapers

3. Historical Newspapers of Singapore and Malaya

4. Japanese Newspapers

5. NewspaperSG (NLB)

Related helpful guides - click the link(s), to check out the bunchloads of relevant information :)



Recent Newspapers

  • Factiva
    • 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.
    • It is updated daily.
  • Nexis Uni
    • Provides full text of hundreds of news sources including newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.
    • It is updated daily.
  • Gale OneFile News
    • A full-text database collection of over 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, local, and international newspapers. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
    • It is updated daily.

How to find a relevant database?

Databases are a good place to begin research. NUS Libraries subscribes to many, covering wider-ranging disciplines. Types of content include journal articles, conference papers, newspapers, book chapters, reports, reviews, etc. You can search a database for information (on a particular subject, keyword, author, etc.) across multiple sources  (journals, newspapers, etc.) simultaneously.

(1) Click Databases link on main search page

search database link

On the database search page, you can enter the database in the search box, if you know which database you are searching for.

Or you may choose to browse the Major/Popular databases, see the listing by Subjects or by Type

(2) Not sure which database(s) to use?
Check out the recommended databases in Subject Guides compiled by our Resources Librarians

Main resources on thesis

Click the image(s) to learn how to search for relevant thesis

link to search thesis at NUS          e-thesis in scholarbank