When you provide article URLs to your students, they have to be both PERSISTENT and PROXIED. A persistent link will be sure they get back to the correct article. A proxied link will enable access for off-campus users as well as users on campus.
Not all persistent URLs are proxied URLs. Proxying a URL prompts off-campus users for a login.
To ensure that your links work for off-campus users, make sure that the URL begins with http://ezproxy.bgsu.edu/login?url=
If you are linking to articles in open-access journals or to freely available web content, you don't have to worry about this.
Examples of proxied URLs that will work from on or off campus:
Proxied persistent URL from JSTOR: http://ezproxy.bgsu.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3556958
Proxied permalink from EBSCOhost: http://ezproxy.bgsu.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=154466736&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Some databases (like EBSCO) automatically format persistent URLs as proxied, but if not, you can set them up yourself by adding http://ezproxy.bgsu.edu/login?url= to the front of the URL, as in the example above. Having done this, the URL should prompt you for your BGSU login if you are off campus.