Library Resources for Portuguese

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Subject Librarian Tim Smith

The Subject Librarian for Modern Languages is Tim Smith. Don’t hesitate to contact him for assistance in finding information on your research topic.

He has written a Subject Guide to Portuguese Language and Literature that is on the Libraries’ website. The items listed below are a small selection from that Guide. Follow the link above for many more resources about Portuguese language and literature.

Please note: some of these resources are available to members of Ohio University only. Off-campus users will be asked to login and identify themselves as part of Ohio University in order to access these resources.

General Library Tools

Portuguese Language (more…)

The call number area for Portuguese dictionaries is around PC5333. Non-circulating dictionaries are in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Alden Library. For volumes which you can check out, try the same call number area on the 7th floor.

We have many additional dictionaries. Here are links to listings in ALICE:


WordReference Online Dictionary

For Portuguese grammar  books, try these titles from ALICE.

The Mango Language Learning Center is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian and more.


Other Language Learning Books

The links below will lead you to other kinds of books, listed in ALICE, on various aspects of learning French:

Portuguese and Brazilian Literature (more…)


Literary Criticism: Journal Citation Databases

The MLA International Bibliographyis the major database for modern languages and literature.

ArticlesPlus is a single searchbox for well over 100 different databases, including the MLA Bibliography (above), Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Humanities International Complete, and many other sources that are relevant for the study of language and literature.

Literary Criticism: Full-Text Sources

Though not as comprehensive as the MLA International Bibliography (on left), these sources will often help you get a good start at finding literary criticism–and they always have full text!

Portuguese Videos and Media (more…)

Portuguese movieAlden Library has more nearly 100 movies in Portuguese. This link will take you to a list of them in alphabetical order.

In order to find links to Portuguese-language media (newspapers, radio, and TV), go to this page in the Portuguese Language and Literature Research Guide.