This page contains the following items:
- Accessing the Search tab
- Finding One Term
- Refining Your Search
- Printing your Search
- Bookmarking or Saving Your Search
- Click here to download a .pdf explaining how to search the PEP Web (online) Archive.
- Or click here to download a .pdf with an advanced guidelines for searching the PEP Web (online) Archive.
Click on the Search tab on the left-hand side to access the search template (if you were searching the books previously you will need first of all to click on the tab "Home")
Click the Search Tab to access the search template which lets you do full-text searches, searches by article title, author, year, etc.
PEP Web offers superior search and hyperlink jump capacities that mean that the best way to use it is using the superior search facilities built into it. It can also be used to browse the material contained in it as if standing by a library stack and the Journal, Books, and Author tabs will be used. If you are looking for publications which are more specific and linked with a particular concept or phrase, the Search function of PEP Web is very useful. The Search Tab allows for searches by context and content. Before searching you must decide which search criteria you are going to complete. You can complete as few or many criteria as you wish. However the more criteria you complete the more narrow and specific your search will be.
Note: pass your cursor over the blue, circular information symbols to give you a description of a particular function.
Before searching you must decide which search criteria you are going to complete. You can complete as few or many criteria as you wish. However the more criteria you complete the narrower your search will be.
- Start by positioning your cursor in the field designated for searching a word or phrase -it is at the bottom of the search page.
- Type in: countertransference and select the "article" radio button.
Your screen should now look like this.
Notice that with the radio button labelled "article" selected, the search engine will look within the full text of all the 30,000 plus articles in the database and select out those where the term "countertransference" appears most frequently. Click the Search Button at the bottom of the form and the results will display - 30 hits at a time.
You can view your search results as bibliographic or as a table, the above example is bibliographic. To view the results in table form, click the down arrow next to "View as" on the tool bar at the top right of the screen under the tabs.
You can also sort the findings in different ways. Click on the "Sort by" arrow at the top right of the screen to view your options.
By clicking on the green and blue toggles beside the articles you can read their abstracts, your screen will look like this:
Click again on the toggle to clear the abstract, alternatively if you have opened several abstracts click on clear abstracts on the tool bar below the tabs.
You may now click on the article by Harold Blum and you will be taken to it:
Notice how the search term "countertransference" is highlighted.
The row of links on the tool bar underneath the tabs, including: print, prev doc, prev hit, next hit, next doc are useful while reading the articles.
In this case "Hit" refers to the word "countertransference" (as that was the word being searched). "Next Hit" will take you to next occurrence of the word countertransference while "Prev Hit" will you to take you to the previous occurrence. "Doc" refers to the next document in the list of search results, so clicking on "Next Doc" will take you to the next publication in your search results while "Prev Doc" will you take you to the one before. As seen earlier they will be sorted in a way that you will have selected.
If you want to return to the search results click on the tab "Contents" and from there if you want to return to the Blum article click on the tab "Documents".
Refining Your Search
You may well feel your searches like that above results in rather a lot of articles to look at!
To get more precise results you can refine your search by defining your interest more specifically.
Let us suppose we are interested not just in the term "countertransference" but in the specific question of the way countertransference can lead the analyst to enact with the patient.
Click the Home Tab to access the Search Tab and type in the word "countertransference" and then the word "enactment". This time click the radio button Paragraph - this will find articles where these two terms are close together (in fact within 25 words of each other). Your screen will look like this:
Now click the Search Button to get a list of results.
You can see from the top of the screen that there are in fact 578 articles where these terms are found near together. Once again you can look through them article by article or hit by hit (match by match).
Let us now try being still more specific and look at situations where authors talk about how they interpret enactment in the countertransference. Again click the search Tab and Type in the word "countertransference" and then the word "enactment" and then "interp*". The * is used as wild card (we will explore this function a little later) so that it will find instances of any word starting with interp, e.g., interpret, interpretation, interpreting.
Click the Search Button to display your results. Your screen will look like this:
As you can see, by being more specific you retrieve fewer results, narrowing down your search results
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Printing your Search
You can print or export your results to a word processor or send them to a colleague.
To print a publication or the bibliography click Print at the top right of the screen on the tool bar underneath the tabs. This will take you to your usual printing screen. For export click export. You may also sort your results in different ways.
Bookmarking or Saving Your Search
To save your search results click Export which is on the top right-hand side of the screen on the toolbar underneath the tabs. This will create a word document of your search result that can then be saved to your word processing document on your hard drive. By saving them in word you then have a hard copy and can also e-mail them to a colleague.
If you use Internet Explorer you can save your publications in your Favourites:
- From the Main Tool bar Select Favorites à add Favorite
- Assign a name (and if you wish a folder name)
- Click OK.
You will find the page in your Favorites under the appropriate name - by clicking on it (whenever online) you will be able to retrieve it.