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College Credit Plus Library Resources: Tools and Strategies for Students

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

College Credit Plus


If you participate in CCP, the college at which you are earning credit must assign an advisor to you. That college must schedule a meeting between you and your advisor prior to the no-fault drop course date. This meeting with your advisor may be individual or group, in person or virtual. Make the most of this meeting.

Ask the following questions about accessing research resources:
  • Do I have a college email address that I need to check? How do I check it?
  • Will I have a student ID card? Is that what I will use to check out books from the college library?
  • Can I view my college library account online?
  • What do I need to log into electronic resources through the college's library? If you are told that you need a PIN, user ID, campus ID, barcode, or password, find out what yours is and write it down in a safe place.
  • Will I be able to request print materials from the college's library? 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 through email or online chat. Find out what their hours of availability are.
  • If I decide to visit my college's library, where should I park? What do I need in order to log onto the computers? Do I need to pay to print? What form of payment can I use to print or make copies (cash, credit card, university ID card, etc.)?

INFOhio: The Right Research Resources for All PreK-12 Students

All Ohio 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, and download a host of eBooks.

In other words, whether you are taking CCP classes or regular high school classes, INFOhio is a great place to start your research.

To search nearly all of INFOhio's trusted electronic resources from a single search box, log into the INFOhio website with your school's username and password and use ISearch. To search INFOhio's electronic databases individually, use the INFOhio Resources link. Need help remembering your password? Visit INFOhio's Find My Password page. Watch the video about ISearch below to decide if that's the right place to start your research.

Your School Library and Librarian

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

OhioLINK Information

OhioLINK is a state-funded consortium of more than 120 Ohio academic libraries and the State Library of Ohio. If your CCP college is an OhioLINK institution, you have millions of 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 taking CCP classes, you can kick your research up a notch by searching 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 college library for assistance.

Search OhioLINK's central catalog:

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

Check out OhioLINK's information for students so that you can get ready for class with OhioLINK:

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

OhioLINK Quick Links:

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