CLEPUL is committed to promoting, through its various ongoing projects, the preparation of digital open access databases. These databases are the result of the exhaustive collection and systematization of knowledge about different subjects of study and are presented in easily searchable digital formats, to be used by researchers, teachers and students alike, or even by the general public. They’re intended as reference tools for analytical studies and to map deeper studies, as well as to teaching and as useful resources for professionals who deal with information coming from other areas, notably from Social Communication, Sociology, Anthropology and Statistics.

To date, the following databases are available:

Bibliography of the Portuguese Short Story (XIX-XX centuries)

Coordinator: Maria Isabel Rocheta

Scientific consultant: Ernesto Rodrigues

Principal researcher: Anabela Barros Correia

Researchers: Anabela Correia; Duarte Braga; Isabel Lousada; Rita Maia.

The work presented here was performed under the banner of CLEPUL, Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures, research unit of the Faculty of Letters from the University of Lisbon (FLUL).

The establishment of an online database, constantly being updated, covering the original short stories published in Portugal over period of more than a hundred years (1838-1950) in books, anthologies and periodicals, accessible to national and foreign researchers, is one of the projects of Research Group 1 -Portuguese Literature and Culture.

The years 1838-1900 were the first working period for this project. Sources such as authors’ dictionaries, anthologies, collections, periodicals, etc.) were surveyed at the start of the project, along with the definition of criteria for the registration of titles to be considered, followed by library research. The work is currently ongoing, and will next be followed by the gathering of short stories in publications from Madeira and Azores, collected by collaborators residing there.

The research on short stories published between 1901 and 1910 is currently under preparation.

Digital Archive of Traditional Oral Literature 

Project PTDC/CLE-LLI/104023/2008 – designated by Arquivo Digital da Literatura Oral Tradicional [Digital Archive of Traditional Oral Literature] (ADLOT) – aims for the organization, systematization and classification of the corpus of works collected during the years 2002-2006 under the discipline of Oral and Traditional Literature of the Department of Romance Literatures of the Faculty of Letters from the University of Lisbon and stored at the Centre for Portuguese Folk Traditions "Professor Manuel Viegas Guerreiro", nowadays a Pole of CLEPUL and associated with Research Group 1 - Portuguese Literature and Culture.

ADLOT project documents: 

  • Presentation of the ADLOT project
  • Traditional Oral Literature (LOT): concept and characteristics
  • The corpus of ADLOT: systematization and classification
  • Attachments: Classification spreadsheets
  • Classification criteria
  • Publishing criteria
  • Bibliography

  • João David Pinto Correia ( Principal researcher)
  • Ana Maria Fraústo Diogo Correia Paiva 
  • Carlos Manuel Teixeira Nogueira 
  • David Luís Casimiro 
  • Francisco José de Sá e Melo Ferreira 
  • Lina do Carmo Godinho dos Santos 
  • Manuel Carlos Patrício 
  • Maria Aliete Farinho Dores Galhoz 
  • Maria de Lourdes Gonçalves Soeiro Cidraes

Indexes of the Brotéria journal

“The Brotéria journal was created in the beginning of 1902 as the Magazine for Natural Sciences of S. Fiel College, by fathers Joaquim da Silva Tavares, Carlos Zimmerman and Cândido Mendes. It took the name of Brotéria in homage to the famous Portuguese naturalist Félix de Avelar Brotero (1744-1829). In 1907, it was organized into three series: two of them more specialized – Botanical Series and Zoological Series – and another dedicated to Scientific Dissemination. From 1925 on, the Scientific Dissemination series started being published as General Culture Magazine, and from 1932, its two scientific series were joined in the Natural Sciences series. 

The Brotéria library, open to the public from 9H00 to 13H00 and from 14H00 to 17H00, holds about 150.000 monographs and more than 200 periodicals. It’s equally invaluable in the field of Theology, Philosophy, Literature and History, with emphasis on the history of the Company of Jesus.”

The digital consultation of the indexes of the Brotéria journal was made possible through a partnership between CLEPUL and the European Institute of Cultural Sciences Padre Manuel Antunes. The indexes of this periodical of reference are available here.


Coordinators: Carlos Mota Cardoso, Isabel Ponce de Leão and Sérgio Lira

The idea that medicine is an art form has gained consistency and also reveals itself, particularly, in the innumerable amount of doctors who combine clinic art with a special devotion to other arts that they also command as craftsmen. Other arts in lato sensu, because artists are those who combine their specialized knowledge with other forms of knowledge and externalize it in any language, with the rigor demanded, knowing the value of exchanges in the apostolate of humanization.

e-médico+, an online dictionary in permanent construction, specifically intends to pay tribute to doctors who do not face health in a monolithic way, and approach the subject with other sorts of talents. Thus, the aim of this project, closely associated with Research Group 4 — Literature and Culture in InterArts, is to research doctors who have had a double or triple activity – such as painting, writing, poetry, politics, journalism, sculpture... — and through them, have cooperated in the development of humanity.

This is a project open to all who wish to collaborate on it; to do so, users just have to fill in the available file, respecting the given parameters. Entries must be short, since an exhaustive treatment isn’t intended for each case, this being a placeholder for a future and more developed project, pointing to the existence and availability of library resources regarding these matters.

The Scientific Committee shall ensure the uniform quality of the inserted material and, like Hippocrates, it swears "by Apollo the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea [...] to preserve the purity of my life and my arts", under the aegis of Athena.