PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) – Quick Guide
PEP is an online database of journal articles and books covering the entire psychoanalytic literature in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
PEP includes over 50 journals, over 90 books and the full-text and Editorial Notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, as well as the 18 volume German Freud Standard Edition “Gesammelte Werke”.
How do I access PEP?
- Login to the library and Learning Services intranet page: uel.ac.uk/library-intranet.
- Click on the Databases & E-journals box.
- From the Database A-Z list choose P for PEP.
- Select On-Campus or Off-Campus to access (you will need to login if you are off campus, follow the off campus login procedure here).
The main front page area includes news about the PEP database, including latest additions and updates. The left-hand side of the screen features a number of tabs including:
PEP – Featuring latest additions to PEP, Most Popular Journal Articles and Most Cited Journal Articles.
Journals – All journals within PEP.
Books – All books within PEP, including the Standard Edition Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud.
Videos – All videos within PEP, including many that are fully searchable.
Author – Browse by first letter of the author’s surname.
Search – Search engine for PEP.
1) Click on the Search tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
2) Enter search terms in the box underneath Search for Words or Phrases in Context (Use Quotes for Phrases).
3) Underneath the search box, click on an appropriate radio button:
Article – Words within the entire document.
Para – Words close to each other.
Quote – Words within the same block quote.
Dream – Words with the same dream description.
Dialog – Words within the same sequence of dialogue.
Reference – Words within reference footnotes.
From the results list, click on the article title to see the full-text or the blue/green diamond to toggle an abstract view.
How can I improve my search?
There are a number of fields you can use to search in PEP:
Author – Last name of author
Title – Words contained within the title.
Year – Year or range of years of requested documents.
Source – The Source of the requested documents (e.g. journal title).
Language – English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
Type – Abstract, article, report etc.
Cited – Limit to documents that have been cited by other PEP articles a given number of times.
Viewed – Limit to documents viewed a given number of times.
Use the Search for Words or Phrases in Context (Use Quotes for Phrases) option to create more sophisticated searches using search operators. For example, use the AND operator in a search request to connect two expressions (e.g. transference AND countertransference). To find where two expressions appear next to each other, put the words in double quotes (“”) e.g. “positive transference”.
Print, save, email and exporting references
How do I export records?
On the results list, click the check box to the left of each item you wish to export and click Export at the top of the search results. This will export the selected records into a Rich Text Format file.
How do I print records?
Click the check boxes to the left of each item you wish to print and click Print at the top of the search results. The selected records will be printed out for you.
How do I print articles?
Click the title link then click the printer icon on the top right-hand corner of the page.
How do I save or email references?
Unfortunately it is not possible to save or email references within PEP.