NLB has launched NewspaperSG website where you can search digital archive of newspapers published between 1831-2006 or find information on over 200 newspaper titles in the National Library’s microfilm collection.
NewspaperSG is an online resource of current and historic Singapore and Malaya newspapers. You can also preview some issues of upcoming newspapers that will be available in NewspaperSG.
If you do not get many results, you may choose to do a fuzzy search instead. Fuzzy searching will find a word even if it is misspelled. It can be very useful when searching text generated using OCR software, as there are varying levels of accuracy depending on the quality of the original newspaper or microfilm. For example, a fuzzy search for singapore will find sincapore or sinoapore.
You can get an un-watermarked copy of the newspaper article from the multimedia stations at NLB libraries. Prints are charged at $1.00 per A4 page.
Home users will not be able to view articles from third-party news sources (such as Reuters, AFP and AP) that are published during the last 70 years. Users are also unable to view Straits Times articles published after 1989.
You can also find online archives of current Singapore newspapers in databases subscribed by the library. To access these databases, go to NLB eResources look for “Browse By Type”, and click on “eNewspapers”. You may wish to note that access to the Singapore newspapers in these databases is only available to patrons using the multimedia media stations at NLB libraries or the NLB-PUBLIC network at the National Library Building.