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There are many different kinds of materials described on this page. To see all that the library has to offer for a specific category, use the USearch box above.

Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type “MAPS”, “GUIDEBOOKS”, “FEATURE FILMS”, or “DOCUMENTARY” and the name of a country in the blank box and hit Enter.
Portugal
More Information About Portugal and Its Cities


Another database that provides information about places is the Columbia Gazetteer of the World. It includes articles about Portugal and individual cities.

Portugal

Lisbon

 
Films About Your Country
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about other countries. These are also in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Kanopy, our streaming video service.

To see a list of films on your country of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY PORTUGAL in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

A sample of what we have includes:



Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
 
Portugal
This page contains materials that are available to students and faculty who are involved with the Study Abroad program in Portugal.
Quick Facts


The information listed here as well as the flag and map images on this page were found in the Britannica Academic database. To see the full article, click here.

Official name: República Portuguesa (Portuguese Republic)

Capital city: Lisbon


National language: Portuguese

Major religion: Roman Catholic


 
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  • Brush up on your language skills or learn a new language
  • 72 languages are available, including Portuguese
  • Watch movies with subtitles
  • Practice on the go with the mobile app (available through the database for Apple and Android)

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Suggested Readings
Here are a few titles that we recommend for reading. Many others are available in the USearch system.

Distant Music by Lee Langley

Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

Os Lusiadas = The Lusiads by Luís de Camões
     Portuguese     English

The Portuguese: A Modern History by Barry Hatton (ebook)

A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson (ebook)
 
Travel Guides
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  • Plan your free time!
  • Large collection in the Richter Library
  • These can be borrowed
Some of the titles we have are:

Portugal (Lonely Planet)

Lisbon (DK Eyewitness)

Jardines Botánicos de España y Portugal (ebook)

 
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  • Plan your free time!
  • Large collection in the Richter Library
  • These can be borrowed
Some of the titles we have are:


 
Portugal
Watch a Movie!
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One way to brush up on your language skills is by watching foreign language movies. Movies are also a good way to learn about a country.

We have a large selection available in our DVD collection. Also, be sure to check out Kanopy, our streaming video service.

Here are a few examples of what we have:

Capitães de Abril = April Captains 

Pereira Declares = Sostiene Pereira 

Tabu by Miguel Gomes
     Streaming

Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo = Voyage to the Beginning of the World

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
Newspapers
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Inform yourself on current topics!

Databases with newspapers from Portugal

 
Maps
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Would you like to look at maps of where you're going? The Libraries have a large collection of paper maps.
  • Country and city maps
  • Maps on history, geology, industry, and other subjects
A sample of what we have for Portugal includes:

Turinta Património Mundial, Portugal: inclui Fátima, Vale do Côa = Turinta World Heritage, Portugal
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