We have observed 37 AGN candidates and classified them on the basis of their spectroscopic properties; the line intensities and widths were obtained by fitting the spectra with Gaussian components. We concluded that three of the observed objects are confirmed QSOs, one is a BL Lac object, nine are Seyfert 1 galaxies, four are Seyfert 2s, while twenty are HII regions.
We are grateful to Dr. M. Viton for having allowed us to take the low dispersion spectrum of CBS 74 during his observing run. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC extragalactic database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A.C. Gonçalves acknowledges support from the JNICT during the course of this work, in the form of a PRAXIS XXI PhD. grant (PRAXIS XXI/BD/5117/95).