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Law (HE): Subject Guides

Starting a new subject

The first thing to do when you start a new subject is:

  • Get an overview / summary of the topic.  Check your reading list and find one textbook in the library.  For a guide to finding textbooks on your subject, click on the Subject Guides tab.
  • Identify the key issues, legislation and cases.  Log on to Westlaw and view the list of Topics. This is a legal encyclopedia:  navigate to your topic to find an overview, key cases and legislation.

Using databases

Useful video tutorials

The video below gives you a quick introduction to using Westlaw.


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