WestlawUK

Logon to WestlawUK

When you first login to Westlaw UK, you will be prompted to login to your My Westlaw UK user profile.  My Westlaw is a current awareness alerting service – see below for further information.  If you do not wish to use My Westlaw, simple click on Skip and proceed to Westlaw UK as normal.

Alternative Link

If you have problems logging on to this database, use this alternative link and log in using "institutional login" as shown in our short online tutorial.

You can also find written instructions for using the institutional login on the off-campus help page.

Description

Westlaw UK is a full-text legal database including UK and EU legislation, case law, and journal articles

Westlaw International is a full-text legal database including International, United States, Canadian and Australian legislation, case law and journal articles

Key Features

Index of legal terms (legal dictionary)
Insight (legal encyclopaedia)
Full text UK and EU legislation and case law
Legislation and case analysis
Legal Journals Index, including many full-text journal articles
Selected books and encyclopaedias
My Westlaw UK – a current awareness and alerting service

 

Other Services

Westlaw International

International Materials is a full-text legal database including primary (legislation and case law) and secondary materials from the United States, Canada, Australia and other foreign jurisdictions.

To access the non-US International Materials, logon to Westlaw UK, click on the Services menu, and select International Materials.  To access the US materials, logon to International Materials as before, but then click on the Thomson Reuters Westlaw logo (or US Legal Materials in Related Legal).  Further information, including user guides, are available via the Westlaw Next Training and Support webpages.

Westlaw Crime is a collection of criminal materials from Westlaw UK including legislation, case law, journals and books
To access, logon to Westlaw UK, click on the Services menu, and select either International or Crime

Subject Coverage

Law

Coverage

UK, EU and International

How often updated

Three times a day

Date

Varies according to individual databases

Language

English

Westlaw UK user guide
Westlaw UK Training Videos and eLearning Modules

My Westlaw

My Westlaw is a current awareness alerting service.  It alerts you to new information published in your research area by email or rss feed.  To create your My Westlaw account, click on Create Profile and follow the simple on-screen instructions.  If you do not wish to use My Westlaw, simple click on Skip and proceed to Westlaw UK as normal.  Please see the My Westlaw UK Factsheet for further information.  

Certification

Take an online test to obtain a certificate of proficiency in using Westlaw UK – a good addition to any law student’s CV

 

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