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CPI.Q, the award-winning electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, provides the most-requested Canadian reference information available. It includes more than 1,200 Canadian periodicals (more than 700 full text), a bilingual interface (English/French), indexing from 1980 forward, full-text articles from 1983 forward, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s weekly magazine, and even travel handbooks from Fodor’s for Canadian destinations.

This vast collection 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 It yields a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and much more.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

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Features and Benefits

  • InterLink, document-level hyperlinking that allows researchers to connect current articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals with contextual reference content found within your library’s eBooks on GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform.
  • Superior search indexing, including the ability to search by publication date, document type, publication title, publication subject; to documents with full text, to peer-reviewed publications, to documents with images; and by Lexile reading level or Lexile score.
  • Topic Finder, a visual search tool that allows users to discover new topics and keywords by connecting their search results in never-before-available ways.
  • Users can select and highlight important text, add notes, and view, print, or export that information for powerful project management.
  • Automatically generate both the APA and MLA citation in their most recent format and easily export the citation into EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, and RefWorks.
  • Responsive design automatically optimizes user experience for the appropriate device/screen size.
  • Translate any article into 34 languages to accommodate (and welcome) users from diverse backgrounds, enhancing both accessibility and usability for a broad population.
  • Print, download, share, and email without restrictions.
  • Easily generate persistent URLs to any search results or document page for use in LibGuides, LMS systems, and more.
  • Search across multiple resources with PowerSearch, providing single access to periodical and reference content – with InfoTrac periodicals and GVRL eBooks and In Context products.
  • Connect mobile users to your library’s Gale content and resources with handy access and seamless authentication through Gale’s Access My Library® (AML) app.