Using the questions accompanying the table below, find a source that provides the information needed.
There are many other sources of treaties. Contact us for assistance.
|1. only if US a party||2.
|3. In force||Title||4. Treaty years||Format||Location & Notes|
|➖||Index-guide to treaties: based on the Consolidated treaty series Best Bet||1648-1920||Main Ref JX120 .P352|
|✔||The consolidated treaty series (CTS) Best Bet||1648-1920||Main Libr JX120 .P35.
Note: Start with Index-guide to treaties.
|✔||League of Nations treaty series (LNTS) Best Bet||1920-1948||online||League of Nations treaty series, United Nations treaty collection.
Note: "Treaties and subsequent treaty actions registered with and published by the Secretariat of the League of Nations pursuant to Article 18 of its Covenant."
|✔||United Nations treaty series (UNTS) Best Bet||1946-||online||United Nations treaty series, United Nations treaty collection.
Note: "All treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded by the [UN] Secretariat since 1945."
|✔||✔||EUR-Lex Treaties||1951-||online||EUR-Lex Treaties. "The EU treaties are binding agreements between EU member countries."|
|✔||International Legal Materials (ILM)||1962-
|online||Nexis Uni. Choose: Menu > All Sources > Search Within Sources > International Legal Materials.
Note: "Important treaties and agreements, judicial and arbitral decisions, national legislation, international organizations resolutions", etc.
|link to FT||✔||Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General (Status of Treaties) Best Bet||online||Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General.
Note: "Status of over 560 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations."
|✔||✔||Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949 Best Bet||1776-1949||online||HeinOnline > International Treaties and Agreements > U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library > Treaty Publications.|
|Govt Doc S 9.12/2:|
|✔||✔||Treaties and other international acts series (TIAS) Best Bet||1945-||Govt Doc S 9.10:
Govt Doc S 9.12:
|1982-2016||online||HeinOnline > International Treaties and Agreements > U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library > Treaty Publications > TIAS Agreements.|
|1996-2016||online||Texts of International Agreements to which the US is a Party (TIAS), U.S. Dept. of State|
|✔||✔||United States treaties and other international agreements (UST) Best Bet||1950-1984||Govt Doc S 9.12:|
|online||HeinOnline > International Treaties and Agreements > U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library > Treaty Publications.
Note: Includes treaties from TIAS.
|✔||✔||U.S. Treaties on LEXIS||Online||Nexis Uni. Choose: Menu > All Sources > Search Within Sources > U.S. Treaties on LEXIS. A "compilation of full-text ratified and unratified treaties and international agreements, where the United States is a party or signatory. This includes not only treaties signed by the President with the advice and consent of the US Senate, but also international agreements from the U.S. Government".|
|✔||➖||✔||Treaties in force: a list of treaties and other international acts of the United States in force on [...] Best Bet||all||Govt Doc S 9.14:
Govt Ref S 9.14:
|online||HeinOnline > International Treaties and Agreements > U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library > Treaty Guides and Indexes > Treaties in Force|
online from various sources
Treaty Documents, 81st-115th Congress (1949-2018)
"A Senate treaty document provides the text of the treaty as transmitted to the Senate, as well as the transmittal letter from the President, the submittal letter from the Secretary of State, and accompanying papers." "Treaty documents are available [...] for all treaties submitted to the Senate since the 94th Congress (1975-1976). Treaties submitted prior to the 94th Congress are included if they were pending in 1975."
Finding Agreements, U.S. Dept. of State
U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide, Library of Congress
Restatement of the law, the foreign relations law of the United States
Main Libr KF4651 .R47 1987
Encyclopedia of the United Nations and international agreements
Main Ref KZ4968 .O84 2003
National treaty law and practice, 2005. Treaty-making in: Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.
Steps in the [international] treaty-making process, United Nations University.
Understanding Peace Treaties, Insights on Law and Society 13 (Spring 2013)
"Senate Executive Documents contain the text of a Treaty as it is submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States. Beginning with the 97th Congress in 1981, Executive Documents became known as Treaty Documents, and they are now numbered instead of lettered alphabetically." (FDsys)
"Senate Treaty Documents contain the text of a Treaty as it is submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States. Numbered consecutively from the 1st Session through the 2d Session of a Congress. Prior to the 97th Congress known as Executive (Lettered) Documents, and identified by letters of the alphabet." (FDsys)
"Senate Executive Reports: Reports of the Committee on Foreign Relations relating to Treaties between the United States and foreign nations, which have been submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification, or are reports of various Senate Committees regarding nomination of individuals." (FDsys)
|Senate Executive Documents (-1980)||30-96||1847-1980||online||U.S. Congressional Serial Set (most are not in the Serial Set)|
|30-96||1847-1980||Govt Doc Y 1.1/2:SERIAL (with gaps) (most are not in the Serial Set)|
|Senate Treaty Documents (1981-)||97-103||1981-1994||online||U.S. Congressional Serial Set|
|97-103||1981-1994||Govt Doc Y 1.1/2:SERIAL (with gaps)|
|97-114||1981-2016||online||HeinOnline. Choose International Treaties and Agreements > U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library > Treaty Publications|
|104-present||1995-present||online||search or browse Congressional Documents in govinfo|
|Senate Executive Reports||1-57||1789-1901||online & print||Compilation of reports of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 1789-1901, Serial Set volumes 4047-4054. All then-known reports, including Senate Executive Reports.
Online: U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
Print: Govt Doc Y 1.1/2:4047-4054.
|96-103||1979-1994||online||U.S. Congressional Serial Set|
|96-103||1979-1994||Govt Doc Y 1.1/2:SERIAL (with gaps)|
|104-present||1995-present||online||search or browse Congressional Reports in govinfo|
|Indexing only||1-present||1789-present||online||ProQuest Congressional. Choose "House & Senate Documents" and/or "House & Senate Reports".|