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 have a few options.
- There may be publicly released versions of the document. Try searching Google Scholar or MSR Academic Search.
- You can connect to the campus network through VPN
- 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
http://www.acm.org/long/path/to/paper) and add
.gate.lib.buffalo.eduto 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.