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Portuguese Studies

Off-Campus? Then Don't Forget These Steps (And Great Tips In General)

  1. Set up the UF VPN: When you're off campus, you will need to use the UF VPN software to access electronic databases, journals and books.
  2. Use a Proxy Server: This option is great if you are only doing a fast search.
  3. Search the library catalog for books or journal titles: Links to online books and journals are also contained within the catalog.
  4. Search subject databases to find articles in journals: If you are trying to decide which database is appropriate for your research, look at the list of databases listed on the Databases and Journals Tab.

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Main Databases at UF for Portuguese Studies

Provides Full-Text Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research.

Manoel de Oliveira Lima was a Brazilian diplomat, journalist, historian, and book collector whose career spanned Brazil's transition from empire to republic. By the time of Oliveira Lima's death in 1928 the library collection held 40,000 volumes, of which around 4,000 were pamphlets. The most important subject areas are history, politics and literature. Other topics include social and economic conditions, travel, agriculture, immigration, indigenous peoples, religion, women's rights, biography, diplomacy, law, education, the press, medicine, public health, railroads, ports, foreign and international relations, geography, geology, art, academic societies, Pan-Americanism, positivism, the First World War, the Portuguese and Spanish empires, and Spanish American history and culture.

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.

This database gives access to the dissertations and theses produced by students at UF.

This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.

Europeana is a search platform to a collection of European digital libraries with digitized paintings, books, sounds, music, films, archives, and much more.

Full text for more than 1,500 journals. Indexing and abstracts for more than 3,000 journals. This database offers worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JSTOR provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of several hundred well-known journals.

It abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

It provides comprehensive coverage of literary criticism for literature worldwide.

It offers full-text versions of scholarly journals (humanities and social science) with over 120 publishers currently participating.

It searches for books or articles all over the world. If UF does not own it, you can request it through ILLIAD.

Main Portuguese and Brazilian Databases

Search pages from the past: Millions of contents archived since 1996.

It offers a union catalogue for all texts originally composed in Portuguese, Galician-Portuguese, and Galician, or translated into those languages during the medieval period.

It was established in January 2005 to house and integrate a brazilian collection assembled over more than eighty years ago by bibliophile José Mindlin and his wife Guita.

The Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese is an electronic corpus of texts written in Portuguese by authors born between 1380 and 1881.

The website makes available facsimile editions in semidiplomatic form to allow the study of Brazilian Portuguese in different theoretical perspectives

The EDHILP is an interdisciplinary project, promoting links between linguistics, history and literature on the one hand, and with IT on the other hand.

Com a publicação do Vocabulário Ortográfico Comum da Língua Portuguesa, a plataforma do Portal da Língua Portuguesa e os dados recursos nele disponibilizados serão, até maio de 2015, alvo de alterações pontuais.

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Main Latin American Databases

The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

HAPI provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Their coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

It contains over 10,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet. LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America.

An online collection of Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Titles are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, etc. published between 1800 and 1922.

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