The Law Library has just purchased the HeinOnline World Treaty Library, a new collection of treaties and treaty-related materials. In addition to current treaties, this set offers access to hundreds of historical treaties, as well as a wide selection of commentary and scholarly articles.
The “Treaty Index” offers one-stop shopping for researchers looking for current treaties. Search options include search by keyword, title, country, citation, treaty number and others. If you already know something about the treaties you’re looking for, you can limit your search to U.S. treaties or to treaties registered with the United Nations. If not, you can just search in “All Index Sources”. For example, a title search in “All Index Sources” for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), yielded a list of twelve sources for the treaty, including links to the official United States Treaties and United Nations Treaty Series.
The resources featured in the “Treaty Index” are even more useful when you’re looking for historical treaties. Researchers now have access to U.S. treaties since 1776, as well as other treaties dating from 1648.
HeinOnline World Treaty Library is available in all UNC libraries, as well as remotely to all UNC students, faculty and staff. It can be accessed by searching the UNC Libraries catalog for “World Treaty Library”.
Posted by Jim Sherwood on Mon. November 10, 2014 3:32 PM