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Westlaw: How to use Westlaw

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 Books

This provides access to electronic versions of a number of texts including Gloag and Henderson: The Law of Scotland, The Law of Contract in Scotland (McBryde) and Palmer’s Company Law.

To access Books, f from the tabs at the top of the Welcome Page, select 'Westlaw Books'.

Searching and Browsing Books

You can conduct a search across all subscribed texts from the search box at the top of the Books screen.

Alternatively, in the left column, you can select  a Topic area to search.

To search across an individual title, under Publications select the relevant title.

Enter terms in the search box and select ‘Search’.

Search results display the text title, chapter and a blue link to an individual section.

To browse the titles, under All Publications - Titles within your subscription plan, follow the link to individual titles and then navigate through chapters and sections using the expand 'Plus' - expand button and contract 'Minus' contract following the appropriate blue chapter/section links.

Tip: You can also access books available on Westlaw by searching SUPrimo.

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