Q. How can I create an account or search alerts in HSDL?


To create a personal account for this database, and/or to save search alerts, please use the instructions below:

Account creation is a three-step process.

1. First, use this link and fill in all areas:

Creating an account is the first step. Use your official NCU email address. E-mails ending in yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, bellsouth.net etc, are not considered official e-mail addresses.

2. Second, retrieve the automated email sent to your NCU email address, and use the link in that email to return to the CHDS website and set a password. Then login with your new credentials to CHDS.

3. Lastly, you will need to request access to the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL).Account creation does not grant access, this is a separate step.To request access, go to https://www.hsdl.org/c/access/ The first selection is "Individual Account". Click on the link in that box that says "individual account request form" and this will take you to a page which will ask you to fill out the reason for your request. Once you have submitted this, it will take 1 to 3 business days to have your request confirmed, and your access granted.

Your login and password will be the same for both www.chds.us and www.hsdl.org and passwords are valid for 6 months. Note that passwords cannot be reused for three years. You can add more than one email address to your account, so please do not create multiple accounts with us, as it can create issues with access.

If you have trouble with your account, please email techsupport@chds.us and they will be happy to assist you.

  • Last Updated Mar 06, 2017
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