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  1. HistorySG

    HistorySG is an online resource guide to events that have unfolded in Singapore's history since 1299 to the present. Each event is briefly introduced in a short write-up accompanied by links to related content from the collections of the National Library Board (NLB) as well as that of other agencies and institutions.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  2. JSTOR provides online access to archived contents of important scholarly journals, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers are able to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of back issues of journals and pages as they were originally printed. Existing titles are updated and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.

    Accessibility features for JSTOR include adjustable text size, font and spacing, colour contrast, keyboard navigation and shortcuts, zooming, screen reader support, navigation heading labels, alternative text for images and link destination labels. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Limited to 15 concurrent access from home. Available at all libraries and from home.


  3. MusicSG

    MusicSG is a non-profit digital archive set up to digitise, archive and provide access to all forms of published Singapore musical works. It assembles a collection of music composed or published by Singaporeans, music produced or published in Singapore, and music related to Singapore. Resources featured are based on collections (e.g. by composers and items related to places in Singapore) and composers. They can be also browsed by genres which include the following Campaign Music, Chinese Classical, Computer Music, Films/TV/Musicals, Folk, Hip Hop/Rap, Indian, Jazz, Malay, National Music, Pop, Religious Music, Rock/Metal, Trance/Techno, Western Classical.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  4. National Online Repository of the Arts (NORA)

    NORA is a database showcasing over 400 digitised works in the literary, performing and visual arts by prominent Singapore artists. As a source of reference for those interested in Singapore arts, NORA aims to digitally preserve Singapore’s arts heritage and create awareness about Singapore’s arts and culture.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  5. NewspaperSG

    NewspaperSG is an online resource of current and historic Singapore and Malaya newspapers. You can search our digital archive of newspapers published in Singapore, or find information on over 200 newspaper titles in the National Library's microfilm collection.

    Unlimited archive access is via the multimedia media stations at the libraries. Full article access from home (watermarked) is from 1831 to 1989 only.


  6. PictureSG

    PictureSG is a collection of pictures, be it photographs or artworks, which provide information about Singapore. It contains NLB’s own pictures, pictures donated to NLB by respective donors and others contributed by our partners. It is a visual treat that allows the discovery of Singapore through images in various categories such as Architecture & Landscape, Arts, Commerce & Industry, Ethic Communities, Events, Geography, Nature, Organisations, Personalites, Politics & Government, and Recreation.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  7. This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.

    Accessibility features for ProQuest databases include keyboard navigation, speech recognition software navigation, skip navigation links, headings navigation and is compatible with full keyboard control and screen reader. ProQuest provide captions for the majority of video content, allows adjustable colour contrast in browser settings and zoom up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  8. ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together in a smart interface, 30 complete databases covering over 160 subject areas, including Business, Health & Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and Language and Literature, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers.

    Accessibility features for ProQuest databases include keyboard navigation, speech recognition software navigation, skip navigation links, headings navigation and is compatible with full keyboard control and screen reader. ProQuest provide captions for the majority of video content, allows adjustable colour contrast in browser settings and zoom up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  9. Education Database supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. The database supports global study and research, including thousands of full-text journals, dissertations and other relevant sources.

    Accessibility features for ProQuest databases include keyboard navigation, speech recognition software navigation, skip navigation links, headings navigation and is compatible with full keyboard control and screen reader. ProQuest provide captions for the majority of video content, allows adjustable colour contrast in browser settings and zoom up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  10. Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content – with archives that stretch back into the 1980s – from over 2,500 news sources including newspapers, wires, broadcasts, and websites in full-text format. Global Newsstream provides one of the largest collections of news from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. It incorporates US Major Dailies, U.S. Newsstream, Canadian Newsstream, Canadian Major Dailies, European Newsstream and International Newsstream collections. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform.

    Accessibility features for ProQuest databases include keyboard navigation, speech recognition software navigation, skip navigation links, headings navigation and is compatible with full keyboard control and screen reader. ProQuest provide captions for the majority of video content, allows adjustable colour contrast in browser settings and zoom up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  11. ProQuest Religion offers users in-depth coverage of religious issues and perspectives, covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of specific religions. It covers 150 journals, with many in full-text and titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organisations.

    Accessibility features for ProQuest databases include keyboard navigation, speech recognition software navigation, skip navigation links, headings navigation and is compatible with full keyboard control and screen reader. ProQuest provide captions for the majority of video content, allows adjustable colour contrast in browser settings and zoom up to 400% using browser tools without text spilling off screen. For more information on Accessibility, click here.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  12. Singapore Digitised Books

    Discover Singapore through images digitised from printed sources, including rare imprints from the Singapore National Library's collection as well as from the British Library's Oriental & India Office Collection.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  13. Singapore Infopedia

    Singapore Infopedia is an electronic encyclopedia on Singapore, providing access to articles on Singapore's history, culture, people, and events. Each article provides an overview of a topic and is accompanied by references that could be used to research the topic further. Related images in selected articles and cross-referencing between related articles help to create a fuller understanding of a particular topic.

    This edatabase has been replaced with National Library Online with effect from 4 Oct 2023. Available at all libraries and from home.


  14. Collection of SPH Media Newspapers including The Straits Times, The Business Times, etc. Depending on the newspapers, access to previous issues varies from 7 to 13 days.

    Accessibility feature for SPH Media Newspapers includes zooming.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  15. Web Archive Singapore (WAS)

    Web Archive Singapore (WAS) is a rich collection of over 1,000 Singapore-related online content showcasing various facets of Singapore life. Ranging from subjects such as politics and government, local events and arts, these websites have been carefully selected to reflect and document Singapore's heritage.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  16. China Academic Journals Full-text Database has a complete collection of academic journals in full text published in Mainland China since 1915, some of which trace back to the first issue. The content focuses on academic, technical, policy-guiding, higher scientific and educational journals, and covers disciplines such as science and technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences, economics, and managerial sciences, etc. 中国知网 (CNKI) 的《中国学术期刊全文数据库》完整收录中国大陆自1915年出版至今的学术期刊,精选重要学术期刊回溯至创刊年,以学术、技术、政策指导、高等科普及教育类期刊为主,内容涵盖自然科学、工程技术、农业、哲学、医学、人文社会科学、经济与管理科学等各个领域。

    Accessibility features for China Academic Journals Full-text Database include screen reader support, keyboard navigation, alternative text for images and link destination labels.

    Available at all libraries and from home.


  17. Airiti Library has academic resources that includes Chinese-language major full-text content spanning academic journal articles, degree theses and dissertations and conference papers. It has the Taiwanese Chinese-language academic community's largest collection of articles. There are six major academic disciplines including Humanities, Social Sciences, Basic & Applied Sciences, Health & Medical Care, Engineering as well as Bio-Agriculture. 「华艺线上图书馆Airiti Library」收录内容涵盖期刊论文、硕博士论文、会议论文集等重要全文内容,是台湾华文学术界收录量最大、最完整的学术平台。学科包含人文学、社会科学、基础与应用科学、工程学、生物农学、医药卫生等六大主题。

    Available at all libraries and from home.



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