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U.S. Treaties and International Agreements

Do you need to find the text of a current or past U.S. treaty or international agreement? Do you need to verify whether it is in force? This guide will help you find the text and verify whether or not it is currently in force.

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U.S. Treaty Research Guides & Indexes

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Treaties and Other International Agreements are primary sources of U.S. law but can be difficult to find. This guide is geared to finding these materials using the resources available at the UCONN Law Library.


  • Guide to Treaty Resarch by Simon Canick (updated to 2017 by Silke Sahl - Columbia Law School Library) Covers U.S and non-U.S. treaties and international agreements; includes materials not held by UCONN Law Library.
  • Treaties and Other International Agreements by Marci Hoffman (2003, updated 2013 bu Caitlin Hunter) -  UC Berkeley Law Library Research Guides) Covers treaties to which the U.S. is party as well as those to which it is not; includes resources not held by the UCONN Law Library.
  • Treaty Research Guide (revised to 2017 - Georgetown University Law Library) Covers treaties to which U.S. is and is not party; includes resources which the UCONN Law Library does not hold.
  • How to Find Information on United States Treaties in the Library of Congress by Mary Kramer (1994, revised by Paul Baker - Library of Congress - Researchers - Bibliographies and Guides) While geared to finding U.S. treaties and is dated, gives useful advice at the beginning for how to use LC subject headings in any catalog or index that uses them to find individual and collections of treaties to which the U.S. is not party.
  • Guide to international legal research (1990-current - the George Washington journal of international law [and economics] - Print - Call no. KZ1234 .G85 - most recent copy in Reference).  Look for relevant sections on treaties and internatinal agreements.



  • Current Treaty Index (1999-current, comp & ed. Kavass - Hein - Call no.KZ235 .U58 suppl). - Electronic (NetID required) & Print