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Legal Research: Free Resources: Treaties

This guide identifies free and low-cost resources that will help you with your legal research needs for Federal, state, foreign, and multidisciplinary materials.


  • Flare Index to Treaties: A database of more than 2,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties, from the 12th Century to the present. Search by keyword, title, date and location, as well as with advanced search fields. Includes information where to obtain the treaty in paper and online.
  • Treaties in Force (U.S. Department of State): Provides information on treaties and other international agreements in which the U.S. has become a party, and which are carried on the records of the Department of State as being in force as of its stated publication date. The list is provided as a searchable pdf document.
  • World Treaty Index: Contains treaties signed between countries and organizations.