Accessing ACM/IEEE/Springer/etc... articles from off-campus.
In spite of strides towards open access, many conference and journal publications are locked behind a paywall. UB has subscriptions to many of these, so if you're on a campus network, you're good to go.
You can also connect to the specific publisher's website through the UB library gateway proxy. Take the server name part of the URL (e.g., the www.acm.org part of http://www.acm.org/long/path/to/paper) and add .gate.lib.buffalo.edu to it (e.g., http://www.acm.org.gate.lib.buff/long/path/to/paper). You can find a boookmarklet and JS code to do this below.