In the United States, we distinguish between Treaties and Executive Agreements:
Both treaties and executive agreements are binding under international law.
One way to begin your research is to determine if you are attempting to locate a treaty to which the:
For a general outline of the treaty process in the United States, and the resources associated with each stage of the process, see Washburn University School of Law's United States Treaties Research Guide.
Finding Treaties: Treaty Guides and Indexes
(See below for Treaty Publications and Treaty Status)
Treaties in Force.
Guide to U.S. Treaties in Force (Kavass)
United States Treaty Index: 1776-1990 Consolidation.
Kavass's Current Treaty Index.
Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS)
United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST).
U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America, 1776-1949 (Bevans)
United States Statutes at Large
Treaties Pending in the United States Senate, U.S. Department of State
Treaties in Force (see above)
United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS)
Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General
League of Nations Treaty Series, League of Nations, 1920-1946
Consolidated Treaty Series. ed by Clive Perry. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1969-1981.