If you're choosing articles while browsing a database:
When the NYU button IS featured within the database, use this method.
When the NYU button IS NOT featured within the database, use this method involving the proxy prefix.
The Proxy Prefix
When you get a permanent link in a "no NYU button" scenario like the one above, there's a second step. You need to copy this proxy prefix
and paste it in front of the permanent link, leaving no space in between, like this
to ensure that students can access the link off-campus.
The JSTOR example in the above slideshow conveys the general concept of obtaining a permanent link. But the specific procedure can vary somewhat from database to database. Here are some examples:
Journals@Ovid and Ovid databases
Note: Some articles will have an NYU Button, in which case click the button then copy the link in the upper left corner. But if there's a PDF icon instead of an NYU Button, do this:
Proquest consists of a number of full-text databases.
WilsonWeb databases include: Wilson Omni Full Text, General Science Full Text, Legal Periodicals Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text ,Education Full Text, Art Full Text, Reader's Guide Full Text, Library Literature Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals, Essay and General Literature Index, ERIC, and Business Full Text
Linking vs. Posting PDFs
Articles and other materials from library databases are subject to license agreements that specify how database contents may be used. Generally, all database materials can be made available through NYU Classes by linking to the appropriate database. Linking is just as easy as attaching a PDF, but it is a better option for providing access to licensed material while staying within copyright and license terms. For more information, see Copyright: Online Course Sites.
Do-it-yourself: Use the instructions on this page to create your own links to insert into NYU Classes.
Do it through Course Reserves: Use this form to make a Course Reserves request.
Use a Permanent Link
To link to an article, don't grab the browser link. It won't work off campus and is likely to break.
Instead, use a permanent link (aka permalink, persistent link, stable link). In some cases you'll need to add the proxy URL to the link. This page shows you how.