Archives and Documentation
Parlamentares (Parliamentary Debates) is a database that
contains the journals of four historical periods: the Constitutional
Monarchy (1821-1910), the First
Republic (1910-1926), the New
State (1935-1974) and the Third
Library catalogue contains more than 105,000 bibliographical
references in over 180,000 volumes. Every area of knowledge
is represented but particular emphasis is placed on history,
law, economics, statistics and texts from international organisations.
There is also an “Antique Book Collection” of
preserved works from the 15th to 18th centuries.
It is also possible to access a bulletin with
the contents pages of journals, the European information bulletin
and a display of the latest monographs acquired by the Assembly
of the Republic.
Régia (Royal Legislation) is a database of legislation
from 1603 to 1910 which also includes the 1512 Manueline Ordinances.
It contains digitised text and enables searches to be made
via a web platform. Users can search the indexes or perform
free text searches in the original spelling, while the database
fields entitled "Ato legislativo" ('legislative
act') and "Entidade" ('entity') can be searched
using today's spelling. It is possible to browse the indexes
and pages of the original documents, view documents in a high
definition format, print one or more pages or whole documents
or download documents in PDF format.
Parliamentary Historical Archives contain information
that is structured according to international standards on
archival description. The information relates to all the documents
which the Parliament has produced or received in the course
of its work from 1821, when the Cortes Gerais met for the
first time, to the present day.
The Photographic Archives contain photographs
from 1906 to the present day obtained in the course of parliamentary
work. They are organised into collections and reports, and
relate to politics, culture and heritage.
As the producer of its own television broadcasts
– the Parliament Channel – the Assembly of the
Republic shows live and recorded broadcasts of plenary sittings,
parliamentary committee meetings and some events, including
conferences and seminars. These audiovisual records, which
have been kept since 1997, form the collection of the
Audiovisual Archives. The recordings of plenary sittings
since the 10th legislature have been indexed and can be accessed
by searching the database.
Portuguesas (Portuguese Lands) database contains all the
legislative initiatives submitted to the Portuguese Parliament
between the 6th and 12th legislatures that had the purpose
of creating parishes and municipalities and raising the status
of settlements to towns and that of towns to cities.
It further includes all the initiatives
intended to change the name, territorial boundaries or site
of parishes/municipalities and towns/cities.