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Remote Instruction Support for NYUClasses: Adding Library Resources

A faculty how-to guide for adding library resources to NYUClasses.

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Options for Adding Resources to NYU Classes

Do It Yourself

Use the instructions on this page to create your own library resource links to insert into NYU Classes.

Do it through Course Reserves

Course Reserves can scan a book chapter or article for your course. We can also link to library e-resource materials. Course Reserves is integrated into NYU Classes.

Make a Course Reserves request. (This Guide for Instructors will assist you with this process). 

Don't Grab a Browser Link, Use the Proxy

Screen shot of a browser with a red "X" over the url.


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, or stable link). In some cases you'll need to add the NYU proxy URL to the permanent link ( so students can access it off campus.  Additional instructions for generating the links are outlined below.  

If You Have a Specific Article Citation

Find an article using the full citation search in the online catalog 

  1.  Enter the citation information in the search form.
    • If you have a DOI that's the only field you'll need to fill in.
    • If you don't have a DOI you'll need to fill in Journal Title, Article Title, Date, Volume, Issue, and Start Page fields
  2. Test the "Online Access" link(s) of your results to verify the links are to the full text of the article
  3. Return to the results page and select the "Create a stable link to this page" link in the top left corner of the screen.
  4. Paste the stable link into NYUClasses.


Find an article in EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

  1. Select search by "Title" and enter the article title in the search bar
  2. Click the article title in the results list
  3. Select the "Permalink" under "Tools" 
  4. Copy the full permalink URL
  5. Paste the permalink URL into NYUClasses.

If You're Choosing Articles as You Browse a Database

Databases A-Z has the full list of our current databases. You can filter by subject, database type, and/or publisher.


If the databases has the "GetIt at NYU" button GetIt at NYU icon.

  1. Find an article that you're interested in and click the "GetIt at NYU" button
  2. A new window will open and you'll be taken to the GetIt page for that article
  3. Click the "Create a stable link to this page" button (top left of the page)
  4. Copy the URL that appears
  5. Paste the URL into NYUClasses.

Databases that don't have the "GetIt at NYU" button use the proxy prefix.

You will need to use the proxy prefix to ensure that students can access the link t to the resource off-campus.

The proxy prefix is:

How to Use the Proxy Prefix

  1. Copy this proxy prefix:
  2. Paste the proxy prefix in front of the permanent link for the article you would like to use. Leaving no space in between the prefix and the permanent link.

‚ÄčExample of a permanent link/stable link with the prefix: