Here is a quick checklist of criteria to help you determine if a resource is scholarly:
Always list authors and author's affiliations.
Technical, specialized vocabulary.
Reports on experiments, studies or literature reviews.
Graphs, tables, data.
Always includes footnotes or citations.
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You must have an up-to-date Library ID if you want to:
Check out books from the LCCC library.
Request library items through OhioLINK when not available at LCCC.
Use any research database from off-campus.
If you do not have a Library ID, or if your Library ID is not updated for the semester, visit the CIRCULATION desk or call (440)366-4026.
The front of the ID has a 14-digit number above the bar code that you will use when requesting materials through OhioLINK or using research databases from an off-campus location. An updated ID should have a sticker on the back for the current semester.