PEP-Web is an online database containing the premier journals and classic books in psychoanalysis. PEP-Web is updated annually with new content, and current journal issues are added as they are published.

PEP Archive 1 Version 14 (1871-2010) is the latest annual release from January 2014. This release contains the complete text and illustrations of 55 premier journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and Editorial notes of the 24 volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud as well as the 19 volume German Freud Standard Edition Gesammelte Werke. PEP Archive 1 spans over 143 publication years and contains the full text of articles whose source ranges from 1871 through 2010. There are over 94 thousand articles and approximately 12 thousand figures and illustrations that originally resided on 1800 volumes with a total of over 850 thousand printed pages. In hard copy, the PEP Archive represents a stack of paper more than 279 feet high and weighing over 3.8 tons!

There are four levels of access to PEPWeb

  • PEPLiteratureSearch – This level is FREE. There is no need to login; you can search everything on the site, see lists of the results, and read abstracts or the first few paragraphs of any article.
  • PEP-Web Full Archive – Paid subscription with access to all the text and illustrations in books and all journal data except for the last three years (for all journals except American Imago, which is five years). You must have an account and be logged in to read full text.
  • PEP-Web 24 Hour Pass – Paid subscription for full access, for a 24 hour period, to all journal data except for the last three years  (for all journals except American Imago, which is five years).  None of the books are included.
  • PEP-Current Subscriber – A special subscription level, available for some journals where you also have access to current issues (usually the last three years).

If you have a subscription and need log-in information, see Login.

If you are having problems, you can go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or the Support Page.

The PEP-Web site looks like this. Using your mouse, you can hover over this screen capture and learn about the different areas (and click for more information):

PEP-Web overview screen shot