About TDNet

What is TDNet?

Through its licenses with different database providers, TexShare offers users access to full-text articles from approximately 17,000 professional, scientific, academic, and medical journals. But because each of the database providers has its own proprietary search engine, sometimes finding a *specific* journal title or topic can be difficult.

TDNet solves the problem by providing a searchable list of ALL the journal titles available to TexShare users from all of the different full text database providers. This list includes the available holdings and an indication if full-text is available, as well as online coverage and embargo period information.

Users with an authenticated IP-address can take advantage of direct hotlinks from the search results page. Others can simply return to their main TexShare menu page and click on the specific database that TDNet indicated that their selected journal can be found.

Links prompting you for a login?

Links are functional only for users with an authenticated IP address. This includes most academic library workstations and proxy servers, and many (but not most) public library computers.

Because of technical limitations, most public library workstations -- and users accessing TexShare from their homes -- will be blocked, or prompted for a login and password. If you click on a link and are prompted for a login, don't worry. Just make a note of the specific database where the journal appears (such as EBSCO MasterFile or Gale Student Resource Center), then return to your main TexShare menu and click on that specific database. From there, you'll have full access to the journal title you've selected.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but believe that the overall value and convenience of this service for all of our TexShare users more than makes up the additional 'clicks' required.

TDNet Special Offer for TexShare Libraries

Individual Texshare libraries can also purchase their ownTDNet Journal Locator and other TDNet services (including eBook Manager and TOUResolver) with a Texshare discount. Contact TDNet for details.

TSLAC and TDNet have set up a special discount program exclusively for TexShare members. As part of the agreement TSLAC negotiated with TDNet, Texshare members are entitled to substantial discounts on TDNet services. These discounts are available for the TDNet Management Links Service, which creates and maintains A-Z lists of libraries' e-journals and third party aggregated full text journal online (for example, those in EBSCOhost and GaleGroup databases). TDNet Management Links is a powerful tool enabling librarians to "open up" their full text databases for easy access for users.

You can see the TDNet TexShare site at: http://www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/tdnet.html

As the number of participating libraries grows, so does the TDNet discount!

Number of Participating Libraries


Discount Percentage


Number of Participating Libraries


Discounted Price Per Library

$2,950 per library
$1,200 per library
$950 per library

Texshare members may also be interested in other TDNet services such as Journal Manager, which offers the same Management Links service features provided to Texshare, plus access to electronic tables of contents of e-journals, and article level linking from the Main Site A-Z listing. TDNet also offers an OpenURL link resolver called TOUResolver, a federated search & analysis tool called Searcher Analyzer, and a new service for access & management of ebooks called eBook Manager. TDNet also offers Holdings Manager, providing MARC records and other data services.

TDNet is offering Main Site at similar discounts to those for Management Links. Consortia and library systems will want to investigate the TDNet Consortium Interface, which allows consortium members to share a TDNet Main Site or Management Links site, with easy navigation for users to the e-journal listings of all the member libraries. Since costs are also shared, this is the most affordable configuration offered by TDNet.

Page last modified: July 29, 2011