This guide is designed to help you with different areas of research that you might experience during the summer or post-graduation. The UNH Law Library is open and staffed all summer. Need some help in working through a research project? Need to know where to start? Have you been searching for a while and have hit a wall? Call on a professional!
Who can I contact if I have a question? You can contact any one of the library staff. We are always willing and able to help you. If you have questions about specific things this list might be helpful.
Think about your research topic or project. What are you trying to find out, what do you already know, how will this information be used and what do you have access to? What is your deadline?
Once you've answered these preliminary questions you should really think about the topic. Try using this graphic to help you with the process of brainstorming, research, review.
When thinking about your legal problem there are some basic questions to consider as a first step. These should be done when you first get your research project and before you even move to the research circle.
Civil or Criminal?
Broad area of law
Tort, Contract, Criminal, Environmental...
What is the remedy or outcome you are seeking? How can the issue be resolved? What is the desired outcome?
Who is involved? If this is a landlord/tenant issue, who owns or manages the property? Is there a management company? Is there an insurance company? Are the people involved all adults or are there children involved or others who may have a guardian of some kind.