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Tutorials & Guides

Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for law.

Your Guide to Legal Research

Lexis+, Westlaw and Practical Law training

  • LexisLibrary has been newly launched for this academic year and is now called Lexis+Lexis+ UK Video Hub is a great place to get started with the new platform. There is an overview video to get you started plus other videos explaining how to run a general search, look for cases and legislation plus many others. LexisPSL has also been renamed to Practical Guidance.

 

  • Thomson Reuters are offering free live hour-long webinars this academic year. The courses are also available on demand
    • Westlaw UK Basic Certification - This session will show you how to access and navigate Westlaw, how to start your research, analyse primary law (cases and legislation), how to search secondary sources. After this session you will be able to undertake the certification test.
    • Westlaw UK Advanced Certification - This session will develop your research and analytical skills using Westlaw covering how to analyse the status of the law, to craft searches, to research EU law. After this session you will be able to undertake the certification test.
    • Westlaw International Certification - This session will introduce you to the key content and functionality of Westlaw International showing you how to start your research, to find US legal content, to find International legal content, to find and search global secondary sources, to save and deliver results. After this session you will be able to undertake the certification test.
    • Practical Law introduction - This session will cover how to start your research, to find and use Practice notes, to find precedents and start drafting, to find global content.