TDNet Discover

How to Use the Library Website

This page covers:

  • Personalize Your Experience
  • Use Discover to Find a Particular Journal / Book / Database
  • Browse to Find a Particular Journal / Book / Database
  • Using the Discover Tool to Research a Topic
  • Using the Citation Matcher 

See Also: Getting to FullText

Remote Access to AW Library Resources via OpenAthens (New as of 11-2023)

Remote Access to AW Library Resources via Citrix


Personalize Your Experience

Creating a user account is simple and offers the following benefits:

  1. Use the Discovery functions and the Library Services Request form remotely.
  2. Your information will be saved and automatically added to fields when using forms.
  3. Save your searches, create Table-of-Contents Alerts, and bookmark frequently used resources.

NOTE: A TDNet / Library user account only affects this web site.  Remote access to library resources still requires VPN or Citrix.

The process is simple:
  1. In the blue menu bar at the top of the page, find and click on SIGN UP
  2. Enter your first name, last name, email address, and choose a password -- Make it different from your usual network login. 
  3. Your account will automatically be activated if you use an ascension email.  If you chose to use your personal email, it has to be manually approved and activated, so make sure we can recognize you.

This service is reserved for Ascension employees, contractors, students and others affiliated with Ascension Health Care.   We will not respond to outside requests for personal accounts.



Browse to Find a Particular Book / Journal / Database

Choose JOURNALS, BOOKS & DATABASES in the blue menu bar at the top of the page and select the resource type (journals, books, databases). 

Click on Search and enter the title words.  It will offer suggestions.  If you see a match, select it.

> Alternatively, you can use the Browse-by-Letter function to drill down to the resource.  

Not finding what you are looking for?  No worries.  Use the Library Request Form to request a journal article or book / book chapter.


Using the Citation Matcher

The Citation Matcher can be found on our home page.

The Citation Matcher is an exact article finder. The Citation Matcher is used when searching for a specific article and requires enough information to locate it accurately. If you know DOI or PMID of an article you are searching, you can enter in the Citation Manager search box  or you can expand Citation Matcher, and enter Title, Author, Journal, etc. 

Once you have entered enough information to uniquely identify one single article, select Match to bring up the result. You will be presented with a window offering you various methods of accessing the item.

Clicking on any of the Read Article links will bring you to a page from which you can access the full text of the item. In the event the full-text article is not available, you may be prompted to complete and submit a Document Delivery form to request access.

Looking for a Particular Book / Journal / Database? Use the Discover Tool

> Select the relevant tab to search Discover (Search EVERYTHING), Journals, Books, Databases, PubMed, or the AW Library Catalog.  In this example, we chose Books.   

> Enter the name of the book.  The search engine will offer suggestions.  If you see a match select it. 

It's that easy!

The Discovery Tool can be found on our home page.


Using the Discovery Tool to Research a Topic

The Discover Tool can be found on our home page.

Discover Search: In Discover Search, simply type your keyword or topic into the search box, and the most relevant results will appear for your research. To complete your search, select Search.

Explore a variety of content from journals to e-books. With easy filtering options on the left side of the results page, you can narrow your results to the type of content, publication, date, (and more) to find exactly the information resources you need. .

Advanced Search : In Advanced Search, combine various drop-down options with Boolean operators. As you build your search, the search syntax will appear within the search box. To complete your search, select Search.