Westlaw Login Guide

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Login Procedure

  • From your list of databases select Westlaw, to go to the Westlaw login page as shown below.
  • In the top right hand corner, select Log In To Your Service, then under Academic: select Organisation Name.

Westlaw Login Page

  • You are then taken to the organisation sign in screen.

  • Type University of London: Online Library in the box provided and select Continue. Alternatively, select Let me choose from a list to view the organisation drop down list, and select University of London: Online Library from the list of organisations.
  • The login page shown below will appear.
  • Enter your student portal Username and your Password in the boxes provided and select Login.

Student Portal Password Login Page

  • You will then be taken to the Westlaw home page.

Logging in from Summon

  • When logging into Westlaw from the results of a Summon search you will be directed to log in with an Athens account.
  • If you are directed to the screen below, select Sign in with OpenAthens, then enter your Athens username and password to log in.

Westlaw Athens Login

  • Please note: to access Westlaw from the resources list in your My Athens account select Thomson Reuters OnePass, then select Westlaw UK from the drop down menu.
  • If you have any problems, please contact the Online Library team by email at onlinelibrary@london.ac.uk, by telephone +44 (0)20 7862 8478 (between 09.00 and 17.00 GMT), or by the Enquiries Form.