Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015     Views: 1053

For advertisments & photos

Try NewspaperSG - full-text up to 1989. It has also search results up to 2008/9, to confirm existence of item before heading to the microfilms.

For periods after that, use Newslink database to the confirm existence of item before heading to the microfilms.

For page numbers

Factiva does not include page numbers for Straits Times, so if you get the digital copy off there you don't really need to cite the page number. 

But if you do want to cite it as a hard copy with page numbers, try

NewspaperSG - full-text up to 1989. It has also search results up to 2008/9. Use this to confirm page numbers.

For periods after that, use Newslink database to the confirm page numbers.

LexisNexis Academic also has some page numbers.

For letters to forum

1. NewspaperSG

Do a search by your keywords and refine the search to The Straits Times and Letters

You will be able to see results from 1845-2006 but full-text is available for free online up to 1989 only.

 

2. LexisNexis Academic

This allows you to search for letters to the forum from roughly the 1990s onwards to current day. Not all letters will be found in this database.

First, Click on News (on left). Then click on All News. Then click "Edit in Power Search

In select source : Search for Straits Times and select the appropriate source.

In Add Index TermsSelect Subject : Under Reports, Reviews & Sections, select Letters & Comments

In Search terms : enter your keywords

This is how it will look like when done.

Alternatively you can also try this which will get you online letters.

In select source : Search for Straits Times and select the appropriate source.

In search terms: type the following :

section(ST forum) and keyword

Replace keyword for whatever keyword you choose. For example gangs. See below

3. Other sources

We don't subscribe to the Newslink database , but you can use this to search for a maximum range period of 2 years to find the letter you need before going to the Microforms Collection. Simply do a search and under Section , refine to Forum (click more if necessary). 

If you cannot find what you are looking for in either sources, you may have to search for it in the Microforms Collection.

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