Bibliographic Cataloging: Treaties

The first official publication of U.S. treaties and international agreements is through the Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS). Treaties are found at the U.S. Department of State Web site Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS).

Treaties are numbered with a two digit chronological designation for the year of publication by TIAS followed by a Department of State assigned number (e.g. 12-101).

Treaties in this series are cataloged in electronic format only at full level. All treaties must be established in the LC name authority file.

074- Item Number

074 0899-A-01 (online)

086- SuDoc Number

086 S. 9.10: (TIAS number)

086 0 S 9.10:12-101

490 and 830- Series

The series traced is n84731555.

490 Treaties and other international acts series ; ǂv (TIAS number) e.g. 12-101

830 Treaties and other international acts series ; ǂv (TIAS number) e.g. 12-101.

546 and 041- Language

Some treaties contain text in more than one language. Such information is included in the bibliographical record in the 041 and 546 fields. LC MARC codes for geographic areas and languages are found at http://www.loc.gov/marc/geoareas/ and http://www.loc.gov/marc/languages/ respectively.

Senate Treaty Document Series (Y 1.1/4:)

Bibliographic records in this series use the treaty as the authorized access point for the work manifested, usually in the MARC 130 field. In other words, enter the resource being cataloged under the authorized access point for the treaty that it contains (not under the President, Department of State, or Senate). The authorized access point for this treaty will be found in the name authority record for the treaty, which the cataloger will either retrieve, update, or create. Catalog titles in this series based on previous treatment. Examples: OCLC *970696259, *970693240, *880353286, *880353331, *848927424.