HeinOnline Searching Tip: Use the Treaty Metadata Search

Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library
Miranda Rosati

We’ve blogged about it before, but it’s a great tool in HeinOnline! When searching for any type of Treaty Publication in HeinOnline’s Treaties and Agreements Library, we suggest using the Treaty Metadata Search.

This searching tool is found in the left side bar under the search tab, and allows you to conduct a treaty search by a number of different fields including Keyword, Treaty Number, Country Name, Short Name, Signing Date, etc. 

For example, if you are looking for a treaty from Japan signed on January 19, 1960,  you would select Country name from the dropdown menu and type Japan in the search box. Then in the next row, select Signing Dates and enter 1999-10-07 in the search box. Please note specific treaty dates should be entered in the following format: YYYY-MM-DD.

This search will bring back three results that match the country and signing date. 

The search results will link to the official United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) and/or Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) if published along with a summary about the treaty. 

This is the easiest way to find a treaty in HeinOnline, so keep the Treaty Metadata Search in mind the next time you are doing treaty research!

And remember, HeinOnline Support Representatives are available via Live Chat and Phone Support (800-277-6995) Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm EDT to assist you! 

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