CPLI covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and practices, published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. Articles are mostly in English, with strong coverage of American publications. Coverage begins in 1981 and continues to the present.
To locate articles published from 1930 to 1966, please consult The Catholic Periodical Index (Andover-Harv. Theol. Ref. AI3.C32) and for the years 1967 to 1980, please consult The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (Widener WID-LC AI3.C32).