This Guide is based upon the systematic and inasmuch comprehensive
exploitation of the existing collection of printed works
of the National Library of Portugal.
Also, it encompasses recent bibliographic specimens that
are not (yet) catalogued, thus not having a shelfmark, as
well as a few contemporary sources that are only to be found
in other public libraries or are part of private collections.
Works are grouped according to a thematic criterion, this
making them sometimes appear more than once, in different
sections in the Guide. As concerns works having a broader
scope, their more relevant parts to the study of "Elections"
and/or "Parliament" are often highlighted. Histories of
Portugal, however, were excluded except when they provide
specific chapters on either of these topics. Likewise, studies
and essays with brief references thereto or comments thereon
are not mentioned.
Quality and usefulness of sources and bibliography gathered
are naturally uneven. It is therefore for the user to make
a critical assessment.
In future periodical site updating, possible omissions
and incorrect data will be dealt with, as well as newly
published titles will be added.
Lisbon, 1st September 2006