Hong Kong Public Libraries have an online collection of old newspapers, both Chinese and English, from 1853 to 1991.
Hong Kong was then a British colony and the English-language newspapers reflect the preoccupations and views of the expatriate population. Nevertheless, they are an interesting historical source.
To see the newspapers, click on Explore, then (under Collections) Old HK Newspapers. Reading them requires a web browser with Flash.
If you want to know how past events were reported at the time, you should consult old newspapers. Some are available online. UEA Library provides access to these collections:
Wikipedia has a more comprehensive List of online newspaper archives. Some are free to access; others are behind a paywall.
*For an English menu expand the item: スペシャルコンテンツ.
Nexis is a database of newspapers and other news sources. It contains full-text articles.
For example, you can search for UEA in the headlines of UK national newspapers:
- UEA criticised by notable alumni for ‘thuggish’ development plans (The Guardian, September 7, 2016)
- UEA academics from different subject areas unite in disappointment at Brexit result (The Independent, June 24, 2016)
- UEA fighter jet ‘missing’ during Yemen combat mission (mirror.co.uk, March 14, 2016)
I bet you never knew this university had its own fighter jet.