U.S. Treaty research involves a lot of abbreviations and they can be difficult to keep up with. Here's a cheat sheet to help you keep all the letters straight:
All of these U.S. treaty publications can be accessed through the Treaties and Agreements Library in HeinOnline, which is available through the law library's website.
U.S. Department of State: Treaty Affairs
Detailed information about treaty affairs in the U.S.
Index of current treaties in force in the U.S. Updated yearly with some delay between treaty ratification and inclusion in index.
Treaties and Other International Acts Series
Full-text publication of all treaties and non-treaty international agreements to which the U.S. has become a party within the year. Updated yearly with some delay between treaty ratification and inclusion in TIAS.
Collection of U.S. treaties going back to the 81st (1949-50) Congress.
Treaty information from the current Congress.
HeinOnline: Treaties and Agreements Library (subscription database available from Quick Links on the library homepage; if off campus, students will have to enter their username and password)
Contains texts of executive agreements, Senate treaty documents, and all the major U.S. treaty collections, including TIAS, UST, and TS.
A treaty in the U.S. does not become law until it has been ratified: