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Guides to Researching Treaties
The following resources discuss the process of researching treaties; they also identify useful print and Internet resources.
Basically, you may improve the efficiency & effectiveness of your search if you determine the following information early in your research process:
Is the U.S. a party?
Is the treaty bilateral (two parties) or multilateral (more than two parties)?
Who are the parties?
Do you know the title of the treaty or its popular name?
What is the subject of the treaty?
Do you need the full text of the treaty, or just information about it, such as an official citation or current status?
Is the treaty very recent?
Is it currently in effect?
Do you know the date it was signed, ratified, amended, etc.?