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Improve Your Research Skills and Earn One Credit!

Fact Based Research is a course under the Law Practice Information Literacy umbrella and covers non-legal research skills that are critical to today's legal practice. Students learn practice ready skills not covered in Legal Skills or other research courses and the course guides students in learning information literacy beyond Westlaw/Lexis. Topics include:

Lexis Advance

Behold: LexisNexis Advance!

Initial impressions: cleaner, more Westlaw-Next-y, iLexisNexis, colorful, and organized.

Lexis has emailed passwords to students directly (a different password than the one used for lexisnexis.com/lawschool) and training is coming during the Spring 2012 semester. More details here.

HeinOnline App for iPhone & iPad

HeinOnline now has an app for iPhones and iPads! Just like Angry Birds, only with full text PDFs of journals, legislative history, treatises and more instead of smug pigs in helmets. Oh and there's millions of pages of text instead of birds launched from a slingshot.

More information on the app here, and check out all the Hein libraries here.

Two Spring Research Courses Available!

This Spring semester the library is offering two 1-credit mini courses. Each course meets for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00. Factual Research meets during the first half of the semester while Advanced Legal Research meets during the second half. Take one or both!

Review: West's Topic and Keynumber System Online

If only points of law in cases were organized together in a giant index online. But they are! The West Digest System (and a similar system on LexisNexis) is part of the electronic toolbox available to a researcher.

If you last used the digest in the fall of 1L, have a quick look at this handout. You may be surprised at how helpful it can be online.

Many old UNH Law exams available online

The UNH Law Library archives many old exams in PDF format here. As midterms approach these can be a great indicator of what you'll be facing:

Exam Archive

The Law Library does not receive exams that the Professors have elected not to release to the library. Some professors release their exams through alternative methods, such as online sites they have set up.

No Summer 2010 exams were released for posting.

See also: IP exams

Does the Library Own the Periodical You are Looking For?

You've identified the perfect source in your research but it is not available on Westlaw or LexisNexis. The Library subscribes to many other databses, but searching through each one for a source will be time consuming. The solution?

Journal Holdings!

Favorite Librarian Restaurants in Concord

New to Concord and looking for a place to eat? Try some of these recommendations from the Library.

The Gas Lighter, The Green Martini, Nonni's Italian Eatery, Hermanos, Ichiban, Margarita's, The Common Man, Beefside, and the Siam Orchid.

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