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College Credit Plus Library Resources: Tools and Strategies for Instructors

Tools and strategies to support research and writing assignments that students complete as part of the College Credit Plus (CCP or CC+) program.

CCP: What You Need to Know to Make Sure You and Your Students Have All the Research Resources You Need

All Ohio PreK-12 students have access to INFOhio resources with their username and password. If your students aren't sure what their INFOhio username and password is, direct them here. All Ohio educators working with Ohio's PreK-12 students may have access to INFOhio resources. Need to know your username and password? Find it here.

INFOhio: Resources for All Instructors Teaching PreK-12 Students

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. You can view journal articles online, search authoritative databases, explore primary source documents, download a host of eBooks, and find rich instructional resources that are aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards and support college and career readiness.

In other words, whether you are teaching CCP classes, regular high school classes, or classes with a combination of both, INFOhio is a great place for your students to start their research.

To search nearly all of INFOhio's trusted electronic resources with a single click, use ISearch. To search INFOhio's electronic databases individually, use the INFOhio Resources link. 

Curriculum and Instructional Support for CCP Instructors

Your School Library and Librarian

Whether you are teaching CCP classes or regular high school classes, your school librarian can help your students find the tools and resources to be successful in their research. If you are teaching CCP classes, work with your school librarian and your college librarian to explore all of the resources that are available to you and your students.

Academic Library Research Experience

If you are teaching a CCP class, you can improve your students' transition to college by giving them an academic library research experience while they're still in high school. Many of Ohio's academic libraries have First Year Experience Librarians or Outreach Librarians who will work with high school librarians and teachers to provide Ohio's high school seniors and CCP students with an introduction to the college research experience. To find an academic library in your area that provides outreach to high school and CCP students, visit INFOhio's guide to Academic Library Research Visits for High School Students.

OhioLINK Information

OhioLINK is a state-funded consortium of more than 90 Ohio academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio. If your cooperating CCP university is an OhioLINK institution, you have many research resources available to you. 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.

In other words, if you are teaching CCP classes, you can help your students take their research to the next level by introducing them to your college's electronic resources.

To search OhioLINK's statewide catalog, use the OhioLINK central catalog search box below. To view eBooks or request that materials be delivered to an OhioLINK institution near you, log in with the individual username and password your college assigned to you. Need help remembering your username and password? Contact your university library for assistance.

Search OhioLINK's central catalog:

Find out which electronic databases are available to you through your IHE:

For more information on using OhioLINK, including requesting and borrowing print materials, visit the OhioLINK FAQ:

OhioLINK Quick Links:

Contact a librarian at your university by finding your university on the map. Click the pin for your university to view the library's contact information. 

For High School Teachers

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If you are a high school teacher who is also teaching CCP courses, you should have access to resources through your college's library. Be sure to ask your college the following questions:
  • Can I view my college library account online?
  • What do I need to log into electronic resources available through the college's library? 
  • Will I be able to request print materials from the college's library? If so, where will those print materials be delivered? Where will I need to return them? 
  • How should I contact a college librarian for research assistance? Find out if the reference, instruction, outreach, or distance learning librarians can work with you and your students through email or online chat. Find out what their hours of availability are.
  • Is there a college librarian who can provide research instruction to my CCP students? If so, will I need to bring my class to the college or can the librarian provide these services virtually?
  • What information can I share with my school librarian so that my school librarian, the college librarian, and I can work as a team to support my students' learning?