Update December 2013

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December Update

Ever get the feeling you’re missing something?

In this final issue of Westlaw International for 2013, we show you how to get more from your research. Our e-learning modules will help make sure you’re using Westlaw International to its full potential. We’ll also show you how simple it is to search for EU materials on Westlaw International. Plus, you can see all latest commentary titles we’ve added to our growing online library on Westlaw UK.

If you want to take your legal research further, why not try Practical Law. It’s the latest addition to Thomson Reuters portfolio of legal solutions. It gives you instant access to practical know-how resources, created by our team of expert lawyer-editors.

As always, should you have any questions or comments please contact us.

Enjoy the read!

Best wishes for the festive season,

The Westlaw International team

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In September, you may recall that we produced 3 eLearning modules which can be found on the Westlaw International marketing website. These modules are designed to provide you with lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of the service so you haven’t done so already, check them out.

The modules that are currently available are:

By guiding you through different areas of the service, requiring you to click, type and scroll throughout, you can be sure that you’re learning as you go.

Don’t forget, training comes free as part of your subscription. So if you’d like to register for a session with one of our experienced trainers, please contact us.


Our sister service Westlaw UK’s large collection of commentary titles continues to evolve. Rather than just replicating the text of the books, they have added powerful tools that enhance and complement the content, making them easy to navigate and search. Here’s a list of the titles that have recently been added to the service:

*Books and Looseleafs are available as add-ons to Westlaw UK. Speak to your Account Manager to discuss subscription options.


The easiest way to search for EU materials on Westlaw International is to use the European Union tab (under the Westlaw International heading).

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You can find an EU document by citation. You can also search for a database or access more databases from the Directory.

Search across all or selected content using Terms & Connectors or Natural Language search methods. Type in your search terms and select the content to search.

The Quick Search templates are all specifically designed for definite content types so where you know more about what you are searching for than just free text terms, then use one of these templates on the right-hand side of the page.

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Don’t forget, as part of your subscription to Westlaw UK and Lawtel you have access to free training to help you get the most of the services. If you require training, please contact your dedicated trainer Tom Delsaer.
This autumn he has already conducted training for:

  • Total – Paris, France
  • Freshfields – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Holman Fenwick Willan – London, UK
  • Universite de Cujas – Paris, France
  • University of Bayreuth – Bayreuth, Germany