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An online resource on the history of psychoanalysis is now available at the Wellcome Library.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) was formed through the collaborative efforts of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Institute of Psychoanalysis.

The database, which started life on a CD, is a digital archive of many of the major works of psychoanalysis. The current PEP Web version launched in January 2011 contains the full-text of 42 psychoanalytic journals and 58 classic psychoanalytic texts. It also contains the full-text and editorial notes of the 24 volumes of ‘The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud’ (and also of the 18 volume German Edition) as well as works by Melanie Klein, John Bowlby and Donald Winnicott (so forming a contextualizing resource for our archival holdings on psychoanalysis).

Full-text is available for articles from the period 1871-2007. Post 2007 content can also be searched but can only be accessed at abstract level. The Wellcome Library holds current subscriptions for some of the titles in the archive – such as Psychoanalysis and history and Studies in gender and sexuality so it’s worth checking the journal title on our catalogue if the full-text is not available on PEP Web.

Author: Victoria Sinclair

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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