LINUS October 1998 : Library News
A Sense of History
In July this year, the NUS Library published the first full-length bibliography on the history of Singapore, entitled A Sense of History, Initiated by the Librarian, Miss Jill Quah, the publication marked the culmination of four months of intensive work by Tim Yap Fuan, the editor and compilers drawn from several departments of the Library.
The 218-page publication brings together, in one volume, important books including academic exercises, theses, and dissertations; chapters-in-books; journal articles; official and parliamentary records as well as journals and newspapers relating to the history of Singapore. The substantial amount of materials listed reflects the rich resources of the NUS Library as all of them can be found there.
The publication lists materials in the English, Chinese and Japanese language with a small number in Malay. The materials cover the history of Singapore from its earliest times through the period of British rule, interrupted briefly by the Japanese occupation, to independence and thereafter, and they trace the physical, economic, political and social changes that modern Singapore has undergone since its founding on 6 February 1819.
Anyone who is interested in studying the history of Singapore will profit from perusing this significant publication. Copies of the bibliography are available at all the libraries in the NUS Library system. The bibliography can also be viewed on the Internet at:
LINUS October 1998 Contents
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