The British Columbia Digital
International Collections: South America
The focus of this set of links is on collections
of electronic texts (not individual titles) preserved through libraries,
archives, museums and corporate or private initiatives. Listings here are
therefore primarily for the written word as expressed in manuscripts, books and
periodicals, including newspapers. A few non-book digital library collections
are included. Readers wishing further leads to non-book digital content should
consult one of the directories or guides.
Unless indicated, access to these Web sites is free and open to the
- Brazilian Government Document Digitization Project.
Chicago, IL: Latin American Microfilm Project, Center for Research Libraries.
Bilingual interface: English and Portuguese. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this project is digitizing executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national
government during the period between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial
governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the
Empire to 1889. Date added: 2002-01-28. Date updated: 2002-09-08.
- Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (National Library of Brazil), Biblioteca Digital.
Select the Biblioteca Digital link in the contents frame to browse and
download works by Brazilian authors in Rich Text Format files, many
of which are in the compressed ZIP format. DocPro, a  free browser
plug-in, is required to view digital facsimiles of rare books, periodicals
and manuscript materials. Date accessed: 2002-02-09. Date added: 2002-02-09.
- Prossiga,  Bibliotecas
Virtuais de Pesquisadores Brasileiros (Notáveis na C& T do Brasil). This
site links to several digital libraries of Brazilian writers. Date created:
1997-10-01. Date accessed: 2002-12-22. Date added: 2002-12-22.
- Universidade de São Paulo, Biblioteca
Digital de Obras Raras e Especiais. An extraordinary collection of digital
facsimile rare books on a wide range of topics dating back to the 1400s.
Many of these works pertain to early exploration of the Western Hemisphere
by European adventurers and scientists. Date accessed: 2004-03-06. Date
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