You will probably build your LibGuides Research Guides, Blackboard sites, and web pages at work, in your office, and rarely access them from home.
Clicking a link to a database while you are at work, or on campus, and the link works. Will it work for an FSU student who clicks the link from a computer in an apartment complex? … maybe
The number one issue with linking to FSU’s electronic resources is:
A LINK TO AN ELECTRONIC RESOURCE MAY WORK DIFFERENTLY WHEN CLICKED FROM HOME VS FROM FSU!
This is because the proxy login works differently from off campus.
When you use a computer from on campus, the database vendor can detect where you are physically, recognize that you are at FSU, and grant you access to the database.
If you feel adventurous, try clicking the link to one of FSU’s databases. Now compare the URL of the link you clicked (which shows in the bottom edge of the screen when you hold the mouse over the link) with the URL of the place you went to when you clicked the link. Are they different?
If so, then likely only one will work from off campus.
When a link is working correctly for an FSU student at home, the student will get FSU’s proxy login screen, which looks like this: