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Department of Health and Social Services Library

Introduction to TDNet

TDNet home

Use TDNet to search all of the library's e-resources at one time. Access the platform from either a DHSS employee computer or through your OpenAthens account.  

We suggest you create your own free account with TDNet so you can use special features such as saving your searches, creating Table of Contents Alerts, and bookmarking frequently used resources.  

User Guide

Watch this video, created by the DHSS Library, to learn how to use the TDNet discovery tool.


OpenAthens will allow you to access DHSS Library resources when you're not at a DHSS site or using a VPN.

Contact the library to sign up for a free account.

Once you have an account, just log in to and access databases, journal articles, and eBooks without needing to use any other passwords.  

If you are already on a database, look for a button saying, “Access through OpenAthens,” “Institutional Access,” or something similar. Clicking on that button will allow you to log in to OpenAthens and access the item.

OpenAthens accounts from the DHSS Library are limited to DHSS employees.

Don't See What You Need?

If you are unable to access a specific resource, please contact the library for assistance:

We can request almost any article from our many partner libraries.