Periodicals Index from ProQuest

Page last modified on 02 November 2015, at 03:25 PM (initially posted on 29 January 2008)

Periodicals Index Online is an electronic index to millions of articles published in over 5,000 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences.

Periodicals Index Online is unique in combining a broad subject base with deep chronological coverage going back over 300 years. Periodicals Index Online currently indexes over 17 million articles going as far back as 1665 and every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1 issue 1 to recent times.

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WAYFless URL: You need to append your ProQuest account ID (visible once you log into the platform) to the following URL:


20. WAYFless URLs for ProQuest SPs

To find your organisation's ProQuest account ID, log in with your IdP and local credentials in the usual manner. Once you've clicked on any link (such as one of the subject area links), you will see a string similar to


at the end of the URL in the address bar. Appending this to any URL on the site will take you to a login page using your own IdP.

For example,

Will take you to a login page that will allow you access everything on the platform you're licensed for.

Deep Linking

For a link to the top level of PIO (Periodicals Index Online), use

To link to a journal

To link to the same journal in the PIO section of the site

Finally, to link to an article directly from the platform level

We would recommend that libraries use database-level links on portal pages and directories, but use the generic links for documents and journals.

This service is available for subscription to UK HE, FE & research councils through JISC Collections.