Improved search engine for easier search across local libraries

Improved search engine for easier search across local libraries

SINGAPORE - With a search word and a single click, the public can now locate a range of books, audio-visual materials, news articles and even oral history interviews and maps related to a particular subject.

OneSearch is the National Library Board's (NLB) latest search engine that provides user-friendly access to digital content available across the National Library, Public Libraries and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS). It replaces the previous portal, Search Plus, said NLB in a statement.

The search now spans across a wide range of databases and online content including digitised newspapers, audio-visual recordings, local music, literary works, manuscripts, speeches, biographies, among others.

Users who are looking for past news articles can refer to NewspaperSG, which is refreshed with more content. An online resource of current and historic Singapore and Malaya newspapers, NewspaperSG contains 28 searchable newspaper titles.

Currently, there are more than 24 million articles available, with the oldest article dating back to 1831. New additions to the database include past issues of The New Paper since it was first published in 1988. Three other local newspapers, Berita Harian, Nanyang Siang Pau and The Business Times, have also been updated to their first editions.

Users can access OneSearch at http://search.nlb.gov.sg/. They can also tap into the search portal via NLB's website (www.nlb.gov.sg) and at the multimedia stations located in all libraries.

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