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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.

For problems or questions regarding your Athens account please email the Library Network Office at


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.

eNCPT Electronic Nutrition Care Process Terminology (formerly IDNT) Email to request a username and password.  
Exam Master for PA Use your username and password. If you don't have a username and password, Request an Account.
Natural Medicines Register for a CE ID on the sign-up page.
Nutrition Care Manual Email 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 Near the top-right of the homepage click on 'Register' and complete the registration form using a valid 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) 


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:

 oneSOURCE Document Site