A few Brazilian repositories of scientifical papers are among the most complete in the world. One – Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo) – even ranks on top of the list in a recent international evaluation elaborated by the Cybermetrics Lab, research group that belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the largest public research body in Spain. In this ranking, Scielo is ahead of repositories organized by reputed organizations, such as the university of Berkeley or French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
Coordinated by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp), Scielo offers contents in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
If you are interested in searching in other Brazilian academic data banks, try these other repositories highly ranked:
- The Digital Library USP (Universidade de São Paulo)– beside the languages mentioned above, it has contents in French
- BDJur (Biblioteca Digital Jurídica) – specialized in legal studies
- IBICT (Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Teconologia)
Thanks for the tip, Luis Nassif.