Westlaw is a legal database, well known for its elaborate collection of US resources as well as a large collection of leading international journals. What is less known, is that it also provides access to quite a few treatises and handbooks. However, these e-books can be difficult to find.
This blog post aims to give some pointers on how to find e-books in Westlaw and provide an overview of selected handbooks that are available through Westlaw. Unfortunately, there is no complete list of all available titles.
Search for a specific title
If you are looking for a specific book, enter the title in the search box at the top of the homepage. If it is available in Westlaw, the title will appear as a suggestion (Looking for this?).
Texts and treatises on US law
Books on US law can be found by clicking Secondary Sources on the homepage. On the next page, use the menu on the left to filter by publication type and topic. There are over 2,000 books available, for example:
- American Law of Torts
- Anderson on the Uniform Commercial Code
- Antitrust Law Handbook
- Commercial Arbitration
- Criminal Procedure
- Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law
- Jones on Evidence, Civil and Criminal
- Cox and Hazen's Treatise on the Law of Corporations
Treatises on the law of other countries
Treatises on the law of other countries than the US are available under International Materials. Use the link International materials on the homepage and then select Treatises (under Content Types). Click on the name of a country/region for an overview of available treatises.
Selected books on EU law:
- Competition Law: European Community Practice and Procedure
- EU Competition Law Handbook
- EU State Aids
- European Patents Handbook
- Rowley & Baker: International Mergers - The Antitrust Process
Selected books on UK law:
- Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice
- Law & Practice of International Commercial Arbitration
- Palmer’s Company Law
- Renton and Brown’s Criminal Procedure
More on Westlaw
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