Off-campus Access to Databases for New York State Residents
University at Buffalo Libraries databases, electronic journals, and other subscription-based electronic resources, are provided for academic research by current authorized University at Buffalo faculty, students and staff ONLY If you are not affiliated with UB, we are UNABLE to provide off campus access to our electronic resources, due to licensing restrictions.
If you are a Erie County or New York State resident, you can access databases through other institutions:
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
- The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (BECPL) offers a variety of general databases.
Access: Use your BECPL library card to view available databases. To obtain a library card, see the BECPL Borrower Information website.
New York State Library
- All New York State Residents
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects all New Yorkers to a wide variety of databases.
Access: Use your public library card, New York driver license, or apply for a NYSL card. See New York State Library: Borrowing and Access for details. View a list of available NOVELNY databases.
- New York State Government Employees and Retirees
Additional databases and State Library Services for New York State Government Employees are available through the New York State Library.
Access: NYS government employees and retirees must complete a NYSL NYS Government Employee Borrower's application. See New York State Library: Borrowing and Access for details. View a list of available databases online.
New York Public Library
- The New York Public Library offers a variety of general databases available free to anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes, or attends school in New York State
Access: Use your NYPL Library card. See the website NYPL, Getting a Library Card for details. View a list of available databases online.
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Last Update: March, 2013