What resources are available online and through the Library site
Why is it important to access resources through the Library site?
Most of the research resources are subscription-based and licensed for use only by legitimate Downstate users. For a resource to recognize that you are affiliated with Downstate when off-campus is to click on a resource from the library site and then be authenticated through a proxy service using your NETID and password.
This would be most useful when searching databases like Pubmed. Authenticating as Downstate before searching PubMed will allow you to search library holding with one-click from the Pubmed entry.
This is not necessary to do when accessing most resources on-campus.
Primo is touted as a "discovery service" that is shared among all 64 SUNY campuses, so it can sometimes be difficult if you want to know if the Downstate Library has access to something specific you are looking for.
Searching For a Known Item
If you have a known item you are looking for and have the DOI, PMID or ISBN, one of the quickest ways to search is to use the "Citation Finder"
Citation Finder lets you search for the exact item by entering only one search term in the corresponding field.
LibKey Nomad is a browser extension made by the same people that make Browzine (i.e. ThirdIron). It will display a clickable icon within the webpage if the Downstate Library has access to the item.
Install on your browser, set it up with your Downstate credentials and you will be able to download articles and books with one-click from the publisher's site. It will also put links in PubMed as you search.
Download LibKey Nomad
Search Results from PubMed
Viewing an Article on Publisher's Site