PEP Literature Search is a free online search facility which allows a user to search the FULL TEXT of the content of the most recent PEP Web Archive.
The Archive contains important psychoanalytic books and correspondence (including Freud's correspondence with his major collaborators), as well as the leading psychoanalytic journals in English and now in other languages.
In the case of journals, the Archive is always about three years behind the current volumes - although we are currently trying to provide COMPLETE ACCESS to these journals for subscribers. To learn more about this, click here.
As it stands, however, the PEP Literature Search does currently allow users to search the full text of the current and complete content of many of these journals - it simply does not allow subscribers to read the full text of the most recent issues.
You do not need to log on to Free Search or (in many cases) to view abstracts.
You do, however, need to log on to view full text.
To log on you must either have a valid subscription (yourself or via your organization) or be willing to purchase the right to view the particular article (if available). Subscriptions are available for PEP Web or the Current Content of individual journals separately.
- If you are trying to view full text through a computer with an IP address registered with a university or similar organization (or through a secure server page) with a subscription then when you get to http://www.pep-web.org there should be an indication "Log Out" on top right of your screen. You need do nothing more. Please remember to log out when you have finished.
- If you are a member of an Institution which subscribes go to this address: http://www.pep-web.org/ Click "Login" which you will see at the top right of your screen, just to the left of Freud's picture. The Login page will display. In the Login box put your user name and your unique password. Once you have entered your user name and password and clicked the Login box you will know you are logged in because Login at the top right of the screen will have changed to Logout.
- If you have a direct username and password for the site use the box provided.
If you believe you should be able to log on but are unable to do so, please consult the librarian or other official at your institution.