Any college-ready students, grades 7-12 at any of Ohio's public schools, who qualify for college admission may participate in College Credit Plus. This program allows students to earn secondary and college credit at the same time. For more information, see the Ohio Higher Ed University System of Ohio's College Credit Plus page.
All CCP participants, including students enrolled in CCP courses and any high school teachers who are also teaching CCP courses as adjuncts of a university have the right to access the university library's print and electronic resources. This means that CCP participants can request your materials online, search your library's authoritative databases, and make use of OhioLINK services. For some CCP participants, this will be both exciting and confusing. CCP students are your students, too, and you can help them!
If you work with CCP instructors who teach research skills, consider encouraging them to try Research 4 Success. INFOhio's Research 4 Success (R4S) course is designed to help CCP students, students in grades 11 and 12, or college freshmen and sophomores develop the skills to conduct rigorous research.
INFOhio is Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. All of Ohio's PreK-12 students, their parents, and teachers have access to INFOhio's electronic research resources. Users can view scholarly and popular journal articles online, search authoritative databases, explore primary source documents, and download a host of eBooks.
In other words, whether users are taking CCP classes or regular high school classes, INFOhio is a great place for them to start their research.
Users can search nearly all of INFOhio's trusted electronic resources from a single search box using INFOhio's discovery tool, ISearch. To search INFOhio's electronic databases individually, users should visit the INFOhio Resources link.
Users may be prompted to log in with their school's INFOhio username and password. Users can look up their school's username and password at INFOhio's Find My Password page. Academic librarians working with CCP students are welcome to use INFOhio resources and academic librarians can request the statewide INFOhio username and password using the form on INFOhio's Find My Password page. Please do not share this information on the open web.
Databases included in INFOhio's EBSCOhost multi-database search include:
Note: INFOhio does not use an external link resolver, such as LinkSource.
OhioLINK is a state-funded consortium of more than 120 Ohio academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Students, faculty members, and staff members affiliated with OhioLINK institutions can request materials online, view journal articles online, search authoritative databases, and make use of other OhioLINK services that enhance research and education.
If the users' CCP university is an OhioLINK member institution, encourage them to use the OhioLINK central catalog.
Search OhioLINK's central catalog:
Help CCP participants determine which electronic databases are available to them:
If your CCP students have questions about using OhioLINK resources, encourage them to visit OhioLINK's information for students:
For more information on using OhioLINK, including requesting and borrowing print materials, users should visit the OhioLINK FAQ:
OhioLINK Quick Links:
Users may contact their academic librarians using the information provided on the site below. Please be sure your academic library's contact information is accurate.