Remote Access With an Athens Account
Access library resources from home or away from work without VPN by using an Athens remote access account. An Athens account allows you to access online library resources purchased at the national, VISN or local level with a single username and password when you are not on the VA network. Some resources are not available through Athens because the vendor has elected to not make their resource compatible with Athens remote access technology. For a list of resources not available through Athens remote access see below, or check for notes on the Find a Database page.
- Register for an Athens Personal Account (Initial registration must be completed on-site.)
- Athens user login
- Contact the Library Network Office for forgotten usernames
- Reset forgotten passwords
- Renew expired accounts (Account must be due to expire within 30 days or has been expired no more than 90 days. Re-registration must be completed on-site.)
- Recorded trainings, including how to register for and use an Athens personal account, can be found on the Training page
- Remote Access FAQs
For problems or questions regarding your Athens account please email the Library Network Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources That Are Not Available Through Athens
The resources below are not accessible through Athens and require you to establish a username and password for each unique site.
Exam Master Click on ‘Not Registered Yet?’ and follow prompts for registration.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Register for a CE ID on the sign-up page.
Nutrition Care Manual Email email@example.com to request a username and password.
Reprotox Register for an account at the login page.
Sanford Guide Web Edition While off the VA network visit http://www.webedition-dva-sanfordguide.com. Near the top-right of the homepage click on 'Register' and complete the registration form using a valid va.gov email address.
STATdx Register for an account using your VA email address on the sign-up page.
Resources That Are Not Accessible Remotely
The resources below allow access only from within the VA network. You will not be able to access these from home unless you are logged in through VPN:
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Standards
Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
Joint Commission Manuals
McKesson InterQual Book View (2010 and 2011)
Medical Disability Advisor
Resources Only Available on the VA Network
The resources below allow access only from within the VA local area network. You will not be able to access these from Athens or VPN, only at a VA facility: