This article will tell you about an online library resource called Westlaw UK and how to access it.

Westlaw UK provides full-text legal materials including case reports, UK and EU legislation, some professional journals, and e-books.

Accessing Westlaw UK

The best way to access Westlaw UK is from the library website.

  • Click on the ‘Online access’ link.
  • You will see a box appear which says ‘Log in to my Westlaw UK Profile’. If you click on ‘Create Profile’, you can access personalised features such as alerts and your search history. Alternatively, you can ignore this box by clicking on ‘Skip’.

The best way to search Westlaw UK is by clicking on Cases, Legislation, or Journals at the top.

Accessing Westlaw UK when you are away from the University campus

To access Westlaw when you are off campus, follow the steps above and enter your University of Portsmouth computer account username and password when you see the UoP purple login screen.

You might also like to try another law resource called Lexis library, which you can also access from the library website

You can get additional help with law databases at student-led drop-in clinics.

For more information on law resources, go to the library subject page.


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