Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

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ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (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. Content within its scope is selected for indexing based on enduring scholarly merit. 

ATLA CPLI contains indexing from 1981 to the present and is updated quarterly. Indexing for ATLA CPLI contains index records produced by the Catholic Library Association (CLA) from 1980 through the November 2011 update of the database. Records produced by The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) will begin appearing with the February 2012 update. 

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