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News and Newspapers

Resources for finding newspapers and news sources

Reading current news

Leisure CornerStarting from Semester A, 2022/23, our Library will subscribe to e-newspapers and news databases only. We will phrase out all print newspapers. 

You may use news databases to read current news. Below are some recommendations.
  • Factiva
    • Click on the "Home" tab at the top of the screen, and scroll to the section "Newsstand: Greater China". 香港經濟日報, 明報, 信報, 星島日報, 聯合報, People's Daily (Beijing), etc. are available. Quick Guide
    • Alternatively, click on "Source" from the left menu, enter the title of the publication, e.g., Wall Street Journal, then click on the purple triangle next to the title. Run the search. Quick Guide

  • International Newsstream (ProQuest) 
    • Select "Publications" above the search box, and search the desired title, e.g., New York Times, China Daily, etc. Quick Guide
  • South China Morning Post
    • Access the online version of the South China Morning Post and the archives of the latest 20 years.
 
Click the following links for continuously updated news in HK and worldwide:

Importance of news

Use news and newspapers when you want to find

  • Current information: up-to-the-minute events, recent issues, trends
  • Historical information: historical events, issues, and how these events were reported at the time
  • Reviews of books, movies, and information about culture, society and important people
NOTE: News sources are not scholarly articles. They may be written to support a specific point of view and may need to be evaluated.