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Brazilian Studies

Provides suggested resources for the study of Brazil.

Subject Headings & Call numbers

When searching for works on literature written *in* Brazil, the Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) will be "Brazilian literature" (and not "Portuguese," despite the fact that it's written in Portuguese).

Library of Congress subject heading samples (click below to obtain results in the library's catalog):

Brazilian literature

Brazilian literature -- Brazil -- Alagoas (or substitute for other state)

Brazilian literature -- 20th century (or substitute for other period)

Brazilian literature -- History and criticism

Brazilian literature -- Women authors

São Paulo (Brazil) -- Civilization (or substitute for other city)

Brazil -- Civilization

Brazil -- History

Brazil -- Economic Conditions -- 20th century

Brazil -- Politics and government -- 20th century


If you would like to visit the stacks to browse, these are the call number ranges where you will find different categories associated with Brazilian Studies. In the Hatcher Graduate Library, some books on Brazilian literature will be cataloged using the Library of Congress subject heading (LCSH) system, and others the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. Here are the call number ranges for some of the categories:



Portuguese Language (Reference, dictionaries and histories)      PC5001 - PC5498

Brazilian Literature -- General                                                        PQ9500 - PQ9698.436

(Includes primary works as well as literary histories and criticism)

Brazil -- History                                                                              F2501 - F2659

Motion Pictures -- Brazil                                                                 PN1993.5 .B6 

Popular Music -- Brazil                                                                   ML3575 .B7 



Portuguese Language (Reference and Dictionaries)                    869

Brazilian Literature                                                                        869.9

(History, criticism and works by individual authors)                                                                                                  

Brazil -- Motion Pictures                                                                808                                                         

Finding Books

Search the Library Catalog Search to find books available at the U-M Library. E-books are linked from catalog records.
BTW, catalog searches also identify journals (not articles), CDs, DVDs, videos, conference proceedings, microforms, U-M dissertations and more.

If you don't find what you need, try WorldCat to find books available at many other libraries world-wide. Books owned by U-M are identified, and it is easy to place an interlibrary loan request for the materials we don't own directly from the WorldCat record.

ILL link in WorldCat


SciELO Livros

Brazilian academic e-books published by major university presses. 400+ titles available.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Is there a book you can't find in the catalog? Learn how to get it through ILL.