Access to alerts
Westlaw have upgraded access to their database, so now Academic users (staff and students) can use personalised features such as folders and alerting. Westlaw UK Alerts make it easy to stay up-to-date with news and legal developments of interest to you. Instructions can be found here. http://uklawstudent.thomsonreuters.com/2012/11/clues-cues-westlaw-uk-alerts/
The first time you access Westlaw after the upgrade, you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name and email address. This is a one-time prompt and will allow Westlaw to assign you a unique identity (necessary for using personalised features).
More help on accessing Westlaw and Westlaw International from off campus: http://libguides.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/passwords/help/westlaw
Discover is your academic search engine, allowing you to quickly search for a broad range of material in your topic area. Some resources, in particular law, are not yet searchable on Discover, so we advise Law students to search separately on:
Your Academic Librarian creates these pages to help you access quality academic resources.
We also support your studies through:
If you have any comments or suggestions about these pages please use the email address to the right of the page.
Have you ever thought about using Lawtel UK ? This is a great database for getting the most up to date legal data. Lawtel UK is updated twice every 24 hours. It also publishes some unreported decisions the day after judgment is given. So if you can’t find a case on Lexis or Westlaw it is worth checking Lawtel.
Lawtel also holds the Busy Solicitors Digest (BSD), containing specialist articles written for Lawtel by leading practitioner’s law firms and chambers. The BSD contains a roundup of all case law, and legislation.