February 17, 2009

Now, unlimited access to CPI.Q!

If you have had trouble accessing the CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals Index) database because of the limit on number of users, well, that's not a problem anymore!

The change in access to CPI.Q from 2 simultaneous users to 'unlimited access' has taken place thanks to Alloway Library's participation in consortia with other Canadian academic libraries.

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 professionals and researchers, 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 It yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.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
  • And much more
For further information and assistance using this database contact a TWU reference librarian at the Information desk, or, Telephone: 604-513-2121 extension 3903, or, Ask A Librarian Online

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