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Friday, 14th December 2012

Sweet & Maxwell Launches Online-Only Encyclopedia of UK Law

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

Sweet & Maxwell, a Thomson Reuters business and a leading provider of legal solutions, announced the launch of the first online-only encyclopedia that aims to cover the entire law of the United Kingdom. Westlaw UK Insight is specifically designed to offer timely guidance on the law and to promote greater collaboration through its integration with social media platforms.

The encyclopedia includes a host of new articles written by up to 100 experts, including leading solicitors, barristers and academics, offering users insight from some of the smartest minds in the legal profession. It covers a vast range of subjects from commercial law to contaminated land and sports law, contracts of employment, to the laws governing internet trolling, and more.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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