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Recommended Databases for Newspapers - Asia   Tags: ceylon, china, chinese, india, indian, japan, japanese, korea, korean, pakistan, pakistani, sri lanka  

Last Updated: May 5, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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China and Taiwan

India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • Times of India
    Searchable full-page and article images of issues from 1838 to 2003 of the most widely circulated and authoritative English-language daily newspaper in India. For more recent issues, see the search box on The Times of India website.
  • World Newspaper Archive
    Includes Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan) from 1881-1922, Ceylon Observer (1864-1922), Indian People (1903-1909), Kayasare Hinda (Kaiser-I-Hind, 1886-1890), Leader (1909-1922), Madras Mail (1868-1889) and Pioneer (1865-1903).


  • Asahi shinbun onrain kiji dētabēsu; 聞蔵IIビジュアル for libraries: 朝日新聞記事データべース
    12+ million articles published in the Asahi newspaper from 1879 to present. Also includes Aera & Shūkan Asahi, Chiezō, Asahi shinbun jinbutsu dētabēsu, and Aashi shinbun rekishi shashin ākaibu.
  • Japan Chronicle
    The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902-1940) published in Kobe and the weekly Commercial Supplement.
  • Japan Times
    The Japan Times, The Japan Advertiser, The Japan Times & Mail, The Japan Times and Advertiser (Morning ed.), Japan Times and Advertiser (Evening ed.) and the Nippon Times; includes all issues March 22, 1897-.
  • The Keijo nippō 京城日報
    Full page reproductions in pdf format of official Japanese-language newspaper from colonial-period Korea (1906 – 1945). Must be browsed by date. No search interface.
  • Maisaku -- Mainichi Shinbun 每索: 每日新聞のデータベース.
    he online full-text database of the Mainichi shinbun (1872 (Meiji 5)- present). Both the Tokyo and Osaka editions (1876-1942) are in pdf format until 1988 and as search terms are limited, browsing is recommended. From 1989, the full-text is searched and it is possible to view the pdf. After 1999, only the html text is available. The database also includes the Mainichi Daily News (June 2008- ).
  • Taiwan nichinichi shinpō 臺灣日日新報
    Official newspaper of Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, including both Japanese (1898.5 - 1944.3) and Chinese (1905.7 - 1911.11) editions.
  • Yomidasu rekishikan: ヨミダス歴史館
    Yomiuri shinbun 1874 to present and the Daily Yomiuri 1989.9 to present.


  • Naver News Library/ Naver nyuseu raibeureori / Naver 뉴스 라이브러리
    Full-text Korean newspaper article database including亞日報 = Dong-A ilbo (1920-1999), 京鄕新聞 = Kyunghyang Shinmun (1946-1999), 每日經濟新聞 = Maeil Business Newspaper (1966-1999), and한겨레 = The Hankyoreh (1988-1999).
  • KoreaA2Z
    Includes 漢城旬報(한성순보, 1883-1884) and 漢城周報(한성주보,1886-1888) published by Pankmunguk, an official printing office, 漢城旬報(Hansung Sunbo) was the first modern newspaper in Korea.
  • Newspaper Archives
    Includes Full-text Korean newspaper article database

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