University libraries in Hong Kong have digital access to South China Morning Post Archives

(28 October 2014)  The historical newspaper archive of Hong Kong based South China Morning Post will add compelling value for eight members of the JULAC (Joint University Libraries Advisory Committee) consortium. With searchable, full text coverage of the South China Morning Post from its origin in 1903 to 1995, including all advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles, university staff and students will be able to search the newspaper in its entirety.

Members of JULAC include:

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Macau

As part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers™, the content is cross-searchable with other highly regarded historical newspapers like The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Times of India, Christian Science Monitor and other key international titles. The ability to access online the historical content alongside the other resources of the JULAC libraries will improve their user’s research experience and enable them to easily perform comparative historical analysis.

The full announcement is here.