ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index®


Name: ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®)

Category of service: Indexing and abstracting databases. ATLA CPLI® provides indexing of periodicals, essay collections, church documents, papal documents and electronic resources expressly addressing the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism.

Owner:  American Theological Library Association

Creation date: ATLA acquired CPLI from the Catholic Library Association (CLA) in September 2011 and holds the copyright for ATLA CPLI.

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Disciplines covered: all areas of Roman Catholic theology and spirituality

Geographic coverage: international

Coverage dates: from 1981 to present

Number and types of publications covered: 145 titles currently indexed (140+ are no longer indexed since 2013)

Number of records in the database: 534,100+

Update frequency: monthly

Selection criteria: Content within its scope is selected for indexing based on enduring scholarly merit.


Last update: October 2014