When trying to share an article with someone or to access an article from a link, those links need to be of a certain kind, often called a permalink. A permalink will still work when shared outside of your search session and accessed from off-campus. It will begin with the proxy prefix:
If you have a link which isn't working, whoever shared the link with you might not have known about this, and may have simply copied the URL from the address bar at the top of the browser. These links will often not work as they expire after your session ends.
Most databases will put the permanent link for an article in one of their toolbox areas. It might be called:
stable URL (JSTOR)
document URL (ProQuest, under abstract/details page)
bookmark URL (Gale)
...or it may be located in a "share" or "save" section of the page, depending on the database.
For example, in EBSCO collections it is located on the right-hand side:
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