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Researching Secondary Law Sources

Westlaw UK Journals


Westlaw UK provides access to databases of case law, legislation, news, journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials.


Searching Westlaw UK

While you can search for journals from the Westlaw UK home page, it is more efficient to select 'Journals'.

If you know the author, article title or subject area, you can search from the screen below. The Advanced Search option allows you to search for journal title, cases or legislation cited and publication year.

To search for articles on whether graffiti is protected by copyright, enter the search in the Free Text box. Separate the keywords with 'and'.

Westlaw UK results

Click on to view the article.

The full text of the case comment in record 1 is paginated using the star system:   are the first words on page 722. 

Note: this system can be imprecise. You are strongly advised to always use the PDF version of an article: 

If the article contains headings, they are linked on the left hand side of the screen. This is useful for targeted reading.