Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2019     Views: 1301

For advertisements & photos:

Try NewspaperSG - full-text up to 1990s. 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.

Nexis Uni 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. Nexis Uni

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 Advanced Search (Top Left), select Select a specific content type and then choose News

 

Next, key in the terms you want to search and remember to click on Add to add the terms into the search string

Please also ensure that you enter Straits Times in the Publication field and Forum in the Section field.

 

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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