When you access Westlaw for the first time, you will need to enter your name and your University of Sheffield email address (see 'Access' below).

Westlaw UK provides access to case reports, legislation, over 300 books, and legal journals (some full text, some abstract only). Other content includes EU materials, Index to Legal Terms, Current Awareness, International and US materials, which can all be accessed from links on the Westlaw home page.

Some materials are not within the scope of the current subscription, including the News service. There is limited access to Practical Law content.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Westlaw website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.

The first time you connect to Westlaw you will have to enter your name and email address, which must be your @sheffield.ac.uk email address. This will enable you to use personalised research features, including email alerts for new content, favourite pages, annotating documents and creating folders to save and organise documents. It will also enable Westlaw to provide assistance with your account if necessary.


There is a link to 'User Guides' at the bottom of each Westlaw UK page and a 'Request Training' link that includes video guides and details of training webinars.

If you experience any difficulties in using this eresource please contact Library Help.