Official websites use .gov
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Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
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OpenAthens enables DOC staff to seamlessly access most available databases, news resources, and recordings of library programs. Most database access is limited to HCHB staff; however, regional staff can visit MyAthens to see a complete list of databases based on bureau and duty station, including Lexis and Westlaw.
PTO staff should work with the PTO libraries for database access and additional resources.
Members of the public are not eligible for database access.
The print and eBook collections are only available to staff in the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) in Washington, DC. If you are a member of the public, you may request print materials via interlibrary loan only.
Help your colleagues easily access the links you send them!
When accessing a resource directly through a publisher website instead of through the library's friendly URLs, look for an institutional login (wording may vary by database - it could say "access with single sign-on", "library or group", etc.).
Select Commerce Research Library from the institution list.
Sign in using your OpenAthens credentials.
If you are experiencing access issues, you may need to reset your password.
Sometimes browser caching may cause problems; try clearing the browser cache and restarting the browser if you experience access issues.
To bookmark the Library's databases, you need to use the friendly URL and NOT the URL it redirects to. If you have a bookmark to a database that isn't working properly, try replacing it with a new bookmark using these instructions.
1. Start from the Library's Databases A-Z.
2. Locate the database you want to bookmark.
3. Click-and-drag the link to your bookmarks bar.
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