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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

Factiva                

  • 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.

Historical Newspapers

English and Malay Newspapers published in Singapore and Malaya:

 
 

Chinese Newspapers published in Singapore

  • Pre-war Singapore newspapers digitized by NUS Libraries
    • 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).
       
  • NUS Libraries Digital Gems - Chinese Newspaper Collection
    • Digitized newspapers include: Zhong Xing Ri Bao (1949-1957), Guang Hua Ri Bao, Hua Qiao Ri Bao, Nan Qiao Ri Bao, Nanfang Wan Bao, Guo Min Ri Bao, Ye Deng, Yu Le, Shao Nian Er Tong Bao, Guang Shi Wu Bao, Xin Li Bao, Xin Bao, Xin Min Zhu Bao, Xin Yi Qun Bao, Yi Qun Bao & Fan Hua Bao
 
 
 
 

 

Chinese Newspapers Published in Malaya/Malaysia

Here are Newspapers that are published in America:

You can find newspapers published in Asia here:

The Bangkok Recorder 1844-1845 (Thai language)

The first modern newspaper produced in Thailand. It was founded and produced by Dr Dan Beach Bradley, a American missionary.

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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