Certain library electronic resources will be inaccessible to users when accessed from off campus locations:
For example, since the Georgetown library subscribes to many electronic resources, on campus access to these journals works without any issues and does not require a GU affiliation (e.g. NetID login) to be established. Off campus access to these journals, however, will need to be authenticated first by logging in to the service with the user's Georgetown NetID and password. That is, off-campus users need to access the content via the Library's EZproxy service, which rewrites the requests and proxies them through the GU network. The EZproxy service is NetID-enabled and requests credentials when the user first tries to access content via a "proxied" link.
We suggest that the following revisions be made to links that have been used in Canvas and Blackboard:
For example, instead of directly linking to a library resource:
Instructors and course site builders should instead use:
i.e.: add http://proxy.library.georgetown.edu/login?url= to the front part of the resource url
This would prompt users to log in to Georgetown services and will provide access to the resource for both on and off-campus users.