Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP)

Browsing Walkthrough

Click on the Journals Tab to browse by journal. A list of all the journals will appear.


Select the Journal you want to look at by clicking on it. This will reveal a page of all the volumes.

Click on a volume to access its articles, In this case let’s select volume 1.

Your screen should look like this:

In the above illustration, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, volume 1 was selected – and we will now select “The Psychogenesis of a Case of Female Homosexuality” by Sigmund Freud by clicking on the title of the article.

Note: Because this is the first article that we are accessing, PEP-Web will ask you for your username and password (unless you are accessing PEP-Web from within a subscribing institution, in which case you will not need to log in). Simply type them in and then click “Login” and you will be able to carry on with your selection and open the full-text.

To quickly return to the table of journals and to the list of volumes for the selected journal click on the “Contents” tab. Your screen should now look like this:


To return to the selected article click on the “Document” tab.

The Author Tab

Click the Author Tab to search an author’s work. Click on the first letter of the author’s surname to access a list of their work.

(Note: you may still see the contents of the previously selected journal on the right-hand side. Don’t worry – this will go away when you select an author.  In our case we first returned to the Home tab, and that wasn’t necessary.)

Now select the first letter of the author’s name – say W, for Winnicott, D. W – and then scroll down using the right hand controls until you see his name.


Click on Winnicott, D.W and your screen will look like this:


Select the article “The Use of an Object” and click:


All text in red (jump links) represents references to other works. Move your cursor over Winnicott, 1968a as shown above on PEP-Web and a pop up will display the reference from the reference section of the article.  If that reference can be found on PEP-Web, then there will be an arrow at the end of the reference.  Click on the red arrow and it will jump to that article on PEP-Web.  You can also right click on it in most browsers and select “Open in New Tab” or “Open in New Window” to open the article and keep the current article in the current window.


By clicking on Winnicott’s name in blue shown under the article title, you will access a list of all of his works that are somewhere referred to or cited in the PEP-Web. From there you can access these articles.

To return to the original document click on the “document” tab on the right-hand side of the screen.


The Books Tab

Click on the Books Tab to view the list of electronic books that are available to view.

PEP-Web also offers a wide selection of books online. To search by book:

  • First clear your screen from the last article. To do this click the “Home” tab on the right-hand side.
  • Click on the “Books” tab.
  • Select a book to view. In this case, let’s select The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 1, 1908-1914

Your screen should look like this:


To access the full text of the contents click on the red Roman numeral links.

You will notice that:

  • The authors’ names are in blue. Click on these and you will access a list of the other works of theirs which you can also access on PEP Web.
  • The yellow book symbol 2015-07-02_18h00_19is a pop up which gives the basic details of the book. Pass your cursor over the symbol to access Book Information.
  • The grey arrows 2015-07-02_18h01_02 will take you to the previous/next pages, or once you have accessed the correspondence, the arrows will take you to the next/previous letter.
  • Referencing works in the same way with the books as it does with the journals. Click on Correspondence, page 1, and you will see: