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As described by the vendor:

This award-winning, full-text Canadian electronic reference combines reliable information with the convenience, comprehensiveness and speed of an electronic database. CPI.Q, the electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, provides the most-requested Canadian reference information available.

Useful to libraries, professionals, researchers, government institutions and organizations, it contains a wealth of Canadian and international periodicals — including Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Maclean's weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers.

Designed to meet the needs of researchers at all levels, this vast collection of periodical information is fully integrated, enabling users to search the entire database with a single query. It yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.

Over and over again, users turn to CPI.Q for:

  • Indexing of nearly 1,200 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text articles from 550 Canadian periodicals
  • A bilingual interface (English and French)
  • Current periodical articles integrated with Canadian biographies, company profiles, historical information and many other types of information
  • Coverage of a broad range of subjects related to Canada
  • Indexing from 1980 to present
  • Full-text articles from 1983 to present


Connect:  Individual sites connect via site-specific URLs (supplied by the vendor)
Platform:  InfoTrac Web
Access Notes:  Unlimited. Authentication by IP address. Remote access is allowed for all authorized users of public, academic, government and school libraries through institution authentication.
Lead Consortium:  Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (formerly CREPUQ)
Chronological Coverage:  Full-text articles from 1983 and indexed articles from 1980
Update Frequency:  Daily
Content Types:  Index/Abstract/FullText
Title Lists: 
CPI.Q Title List
Vendor:  Gale Cengage Learning
Vendor URL:  http://gale.cengage.com/
Technical Support: 

Contact the Gale Group at 1-800-877-GALE or Gale.TechnicalSupport@cengage.com

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