Many online journals and databases require subscriptions (which NYU Libraries pays for) to get access.
If you are on campus, access can be relatively seamless since authentication is usually established by IP address (e.g. if you have an NYU IP address, the publisher recognizes it and lets you in).
If you are off campus, then you need to be routed through the Libraries' proxy server, so that you can be authenticated after providing your NYU NetID and password. This page describes the three main ways to do this.
Note: The proxy prefix and bookmarklet will only allow access to fulltext if NYU Libraries has a subscription to the resource. To see what online resources NYU Libraries has access to, consult our "Journals" search page.
Getting to a journal or article through the "Journals" page will always route you through our proxy server. This search works best when you enter either a journal title (only), or a specific digital object identifier (DOI), or PubMed identifier (PMID).
Another way to get your browser to route you through the library proxy server (while off-campus) is to add this "proxy prefix" in front of the URL: http://proxy.library.nyu.edu/login?url=
For example, if the URL of an article is:
Then you can edit the URL to look like this:
This new URL will prompt off-campus users to login with their NYU NetID and password, and then give them the same access as they would have on campus.
Another way to get your browser to route you through the library proxy server (while off-campus) is by adding a "proxy bookmarklet" to your browser. Then, whenever you reach a publisher's page for an article while off-campus, you can click on this bookmarklet, and login with your NYU NetID and password for the same access you would have on campus.
To add the proxy bookmarklet: