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E-Resource Guides: Newslink

What is Newslink?

Newslink contains articles and images from SPH newspaper publications. Note that it can only search two years at a time by selecting the date range. By default, it provides results from the current two years. 

Basic Search

Enter search term(s) in the search box at the top of the page and click Search. Newslink automatically shows related articles from all SPH publications above from the current 2 years. If you are looking for articles older than the current two years, use Advanced Search to indicate the date range. 


The results list is sorted by date descending, which will show you the latest article first To change the display order, click on the Sort by box.


Advanced Search

For Advanced Search, click on it to the right of the search bar.

  1. You may select the publication you would like to search from the drop-down menu for SPH Publications, which is within our subscription
  2. Next, edit the publication date range as required
  3. Enter the search term and format if required (articles, image, PDF etc.) 
  4. Enter the section [optional]
  5. Click Search

Downloading an Article

In the result list, there are two ways you view the article. In this example, the article is available in text and PDF. (Note the symbols)

Clicking on the article title will show you the text article (without images). If you click on the page number, e.g. Page 1, the PDF of the page will be automatically downloaded to your PC.

What Do the Symbols Mean?

In your results list, a symbol appears next to the headline. But what does it represent? It refers to the format that the article is available in:

Logging in to Newslink

From the Library A-Z e-resources listing, click on Newslink.

Newslink is also listed under E-Resources by Content Type > Newspapers.

SPH Publications

SPH publications that are available in Newslink:

  • Berita Harian
  • Berita Minggu
  • Comma
  • Friday Weekly
  • Lianhe Wanbao
  • Lianhe Zaobao
  • My Paper
  • Shin Min Daily News
  • STEP
  • Tabla
  • Tamil Murasu
  • The Business Times
  • The New Paper
  • The Straits Times
  • Thumbs Up
  • Thumb Junior

Results List & Refining Search

On the left side panel of your results list, you can refine your results by:

  • Date Range
  • Publication
  • Company
  • Section

This comes in useful when you have a specific article in mind that you are looking for. Click on the desired facet to refine.


These exclusions are not available in Newslink:

  • Articles from news agencies such as Reuters, AP, AFP, etc. 
  • Classified advertisements
  • Company announcements
  • Obituaries
  • Special marketing supplements
  • Tenders & Notices