Recorded August 2023.
An introduction to the legal database Westlaw UK. This covers accessing: Westlaw; the home page and general search; searching for cases; searching for legislation; searching for journal articles; terms and connectors; Westlaw Books; the Index of legal terms; Westlaw International; and further help.
Westlaw 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.
Users should sign in to Westlaw using University credentials, however first-time users must also register on the Westlaw site. Please follow our Westlaw Registration Instructions. Users who have not accessed the service in over 15 months will need to re-register.
Westlaw and Practical Law (Thomson Reuters) Training Webinars and Certification
On Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge™, you can search for documents by either typing a Boolean Terms and
Connectors query or typing a plain language query in the search bar at the top of any page. Westlaw Edge recognizes whichever search format you use.