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Treaties & treaty law: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and reasearchers studying public international law at the University of Oxford, although students and researches from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for treaties and international conventions, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Treaties: text, practice and commentary

Key resources available to anyone with access to the internet

The Bodleian Law Library's collection is shelved over four floors - each connected by stairs and a lift.

Most of the materials relating to treaties will be found on Level 3, which is one floor above the level at which you enter the Law Library.  Key indications of material on this floor are shelf marks beginning Internat (for public international law), Private int (for conflict of laws) or Euro Comm (for European Union law)

Looking for a Reading List title?

When you search SOLO for books on your Reading List you may find that the location is shown as Law Library Reserve Collection. These titles are available to all categories of readers, but are shelved in a discrete run on Level 2, the level at which you enter the library. Please ask a librarian for  further directions when you are in the Law Library, the Enquiry Desk is just inside the library gate. Public internation law books in the Reserve collection have shelf marks beginning KC


Please see other pages in this guide - available via the tabs above - for more detailed guidance.

The wider context of politics and international relations is within the collection remit of the Bodleian Social Science Library. This is in a separate, but neighbouring, bulding to the Law Library.

The Bodleian history collections may also have useful background context commentary

Key library

Related Bodleian guides