Online Resources

This selective collection of websites provides access to resources supporting research and teaching on Brazilian topics. Other sites not exclusively devoted to Brazilian Studies have been included on this page because they offer valuable link collections of relevance to Brazilianists. Broad in scope, these online resources include gateways to Brazilian universities, archives, and research centers; bibliographies and journal literature indexes; virtual libraries; doctoral dissertation databases; directories of researchers; and statistical datasets.

The Researching Brazil Google Custom Search box (upper right corner) has been configured to perform an aggregate search that automatically queries some of the most prominent sites listed below.

Directories of Researchers

Latinoamericanistas (Europe)

Gateways to Institutions, Repositories, and Research Centers

Biblioteca Virtual de Estudos Culturais


Guia da Internet no Brasil para Cientistas Sociais, Historiadores e Arquivistas

Guia dos Arquivos Americanos sobre o Brasil

Iberian Studies Web/ Western European Studies Section (WESSWEB)

Intute: Arts and Humanities

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

Portals to the World (Library of Congress)


Indexes, Tables of Contents, and Bibliographies

Brasiliana in the Lilly Library

Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (CLASE)

Forest History Society Databases


Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS Online)

Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)

Latin American Social Medicine/ Medicina Social Latinoamericana

Sumarios de revistas (CINDOC)

Sumarios de revistas brasileiras

UASumarios: Base de datos de sumarios

Theses and Dissertations

1. Brazil

Banco de teses sobre Cinema Brasileiro

2. International

Australasian Digital Thesis Project (ADT)

La Base de Datos REDIAL-TESIS

PhdData: The Universal index of Doctoral Dissertations in Progress

Theses Canada Portal

3. Latin America

4. Portugal

5. Spain

Bases de datos de tesis doctorales (TESEO)

Tesis doctorales-via Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

Virtual Libraries & Full Text

1. General Resources

Biblioteca Digital da Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil

Biblioteca Nacional Digital da Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Brasiliana USP (Biblioteca Digital)

Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project

Cibera: Biblioteca Virtual Iberoamerica

Digital Library of the Commons



Exploring the Early Americas (Library of Congress)

Gallica, Bibliotheque nationale de France digital library

Google Books

Internet Archive: Free Movies, Music, Books, & Wayback Machine

Latin American Government Documents Archive (LAGDA)

Latin American Knowledge Harvester (LAKH)

Latin American Open Archives Portal (LAOAP)

Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection

Latin American Travelogues (Brown University)

Linking the Americas

OAIster, Union Catalog of Digital Resources

Projeto Resgate

The United States and Brazil: Expanding Frontiers, Comparing Cultures (Library of Congress)

2. Journals & Magazines

Acervo Digital VEJA

Dialnet (Universidad de La Rioja)

Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Journal Systems (Public Knowledge Project)

Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo)

Web Resources

1. Bio-bibliography

El poder de la palabra

2. Country Resources

Country Studies Online, The Library of Congress

InfoNation, United Nations

IU GIMSS Country Resources: The Green Boxes

Resource Center of the Americas

World Bank Data Catalog

World Factbook

3. Folklore

Open Folklore

Tesauro de Folclore e Cultura Popular Brasileira

4. Images

New York Public Library Digital Collections

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

UNM CSWR Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters

World Digital Library

5. Language and Linguistics

6. Music

Discos do Brasil

7. Social Sciences

Banco de Dados Eleitorais do Brasil (1982-2006)

ELDIS Gateway to Development Information

Environmental History of Latin America

Gramsci e o Brasil

Institute of Development Studies, Sussex

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International (IPUMS)

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Latin American and Caribbean Government Documents Project

Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

Library of Congress Guide to Law Online

Oxford Latin American Economic History Database

Political Database of the Americas

Reviews of Latin American Electronic Information

Scirus - For scientific information only

University of Wisconsin DPLS Archive: Slave Movement during the 18th and 19th Centuries