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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.

Westlaw UK

Recordings of training sessions run by the Library (sign in required):
Current Awareness on Westlaw UK

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.

Link to Westlaw Using Current Awareness video

Alerts on Westlaw UK

You can set up alerts by selecting the alert (bell) button Alert button from:

  • from a search
  • from a topic page
  • a case report or analysis

or selecting the Alerts option Alerts optionat the top of the screen to access the alert centre.

Link to Westlaw creating and managing alerts video

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