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ProQuest Unlocks the Archives of South China Morning Post for Researchers

For the first time, researchers will have online access to the digital archive of the South China Morning Post as ProQuest adds the acclaimed daily to its Historical Newspapers collection. The South China Morning Post is renowned for its authoritative and

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The digitisation of the South China Morning Post is part of ProQuest's continuing commitment to expand researchers' access to international and 20th century news and information.

"As the needs of researchers evolve, ProQuest is uniquely positioned to provide the content they seek and make it easily accessible," said Chris Cowan, vice president, product management for ProQuest. "Making the archives of the South China Morning Post available online opens a new path to research the history of Asia. This critically acclaimed newspaper contains a very unique perspective in its reporting on 20th century China and Asia which both scholars and students will find useful."

With searchable, full text coverage from South China Morning Post's origin in 1903 up to and including 1991, users will be able to search the entirety of the newspaper including advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles. Moreover, by making it cross-searchable with ProQuest Historical Newspapers such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Times of India, Christian Science Monitor and other key international titles, researchers can easily perform comparative historical analysis.

Researchers from a wide variety of disciplines find an exceptionally rich research opportunity with ProQuest Historical Newspapers'extensive assemblage of the complete runs of acclaimed papers from around the world. Increasingly popular amongresearchers and faculty is the archive's growing specialty collections - Chinese historical newspapers, Black historical newspapers, and American Jewish newspapers - that provide insights into the history of unique geographic, cultural, and ethnic populations.

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The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL® and Serials Solutions® businesses - and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the ProQuest FlowTM collaboration platform, the PivotTM research development tool and the IntotaTM library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

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