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Law Database Guides: Westlaw Asia

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Westlaw Asia

To access Westlaw Asia, you may enter "Westlaw Asia" in LibrarySearch or go to A - Z Law Databases page, select Westlaw Asia.

Searching for Legal Materials:

1. You can click “CONTENT TYPE”, “JURISDICTION” or “PRACTICE AREA” to start your search. “CONTENT TYPE” tab is by default, you can select Cases, Legislation, Commentary, Journals, and Current Awareness to display relevant search template.  Or you can start your search directly on Search Term box on the default page.

WESTLAW CLASSIC – access to legal materials from other jurisdictions

PRACTICAL LAW – access to Practical Law Company’s (PLC) website

PROVIEW – access to ebooks subscribed by CUHK (some ebooks are available under Commentary)

2. After clicking Cases, you can choose to “Show advanced search options” for more search fields. 


Viewing Your Results List:

3. Search results are displayed by publication date in reverse chronological order, you may want to select “Relevance” to show relevant results. Your search terms are highlighted in yellow, you may choose “Hide” or “Show” the search terms on the result page.


4. You may Print, Email and/or download the result list. If you wish to receive new contents on your search, click “Save as Alert” to proceed. Click Edit Search if you wish to modify your search terms or click New Search for conducting a new search.