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Resources / News: News Sources

Using Reliable News Sources

With fake news being so common nowadays, you should use reliable news sources. This guide will show you how.

Newspapers & News E-Resources

These printed newspapers are available on level 6 of TP Library: Straits Times; Business Times; 联合早报 (Lianhe Zaobao); 联合晚报 (Lianhe Wanbao); 新明日报 (Xinming Ribao); New Paper; Berita Harian; and Tamil Murasu.

The library also subscribes to e-resources which you can use to search or read credible newspapers:

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) can search major newspapers around the world. There are full-text articles but no images.
Newslink for SPH publications, including Straits Times. Note that it can only search two years at a time. Many of the articles are available in PDF, complete with images.


Straits Times (ST) Online provides the current 7 days' worth of news. Full-time polytechnic and ITE students have been given free personal subscription to ST Online. Find out more.

Business Times Online provides the current 6 days' worth of business news. (On-campus access only; Limited to 3 concurrent users)

A full list of e-resources listed by content type can be found on this page.

Comparison of News E-Resources

Access the library's subscription to e-resources for news by going to E-Resources > By content type > Newspapers.

Not sure which online news resource to use? Here's a comparison table:

Straits Times Online Newslink Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Source of news Straits Times SPH news publications Major newspapers from around the world
More suitable for searching or reading news Reading Searching Searching
Any images or photographs Yes Yes No
Allows use of Boolean operators, quotation marks No No Yes
Duration for reading or searching

Reading: seven days

Searching: unknown

Searching: Ony two years at a time. Searching: Archives of Straits Times goes back to 1990.
Off-campus access No Yes No


Other News Sources

Other reputable news sources include:

BBC News