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Westlaw: How to use Westlaw: Westlaw UK Current Awareness and Alerts
How to access the Westlaw database service and use it to find: case law, legislation, journal articles and more. This also includes information about how to access international materials on Westlaw.
Current Awareness enables you to stay up to date with developments in UK law. You can access this by selecting 'Current Awareness' on the main toolbar at the top of the home page.
From the bottom right you can use the calendar of 'Key Dates' to select dates and specify cocument types or topis under the 'Recent by document type' or 'Recent by topic' options.
Enter search terms in the search box and select the search (orange 'magnifying glass') button.
Alerts on Westlaw UK
You can set up alerts by selecting the alert (bell) button from:
from a search
from a topic page
a case report or analysis
or selecting the Alerts option at the top of the screen to access the alert centre.
Log into Westlaw UK
WestlawWestlaw provides full-text access to a variety of legal information, including many UK cases, UK and Scottish legislation, a number of UK legal journals and EU materials. Westlaw's Journals search provides abstracts from articles from UK-published journals, including articles not available in full-text on Westlaw. Non-UK material is available by following the link to 'Westlaw International' from the homepage.
When accessing the new Westlaw UK platform for the first time you will additionally be required to provide name and email. Please enter your University of Strathclyde email address. Thomson Reuter’s privacy statement is available via a link at the bottom of this 'Add personal information' page.