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 journal access you have through NYU Libraries, you can search a journal title in Bobcat.
Getting to a journal or ebook through the library homepage will always route you through our proxy server. First, search the journal title in Bobcat (library catalog) using the main search box in the center of the homepage, then click through to the publisher's page. From there, you either can browse to the volume/year/issue/page you need, or you can search for the article title.
Alternatively, you can use the "search by citation" tool to locate an article from its citation.
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: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3056806
Then you can edit the URL to look like this: http://proxy.library.nyu.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3056806
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: