Start early! Note any information you come across that applies to a later assignment. This will save you time!
Make sure you search your Treaty Secretariat's website thoroughly! Look for links to documents and official records of meetings.
Try different combinations of search terms, including synonyms and abbreviations or acronyms
Don't forget to look at a source's bibliography and read footnotes!
Use the advanced search option for a website, wherever available, for a more effective search.
Note the publication dates of resources. For negotiations, try a book published around the time the treaty was signed or went into effect. Try searching a newspaper around that date. For treaty results or compliance, try a later publication date.
Look for an IGO or NGO that works with the topic of your treaty. Search their website.
When searching for a law review, add the word "review" or "history" or "compliance" or "negotiations" to your search terms or in the "Focus" feature when you have your list of results.
Try searching in a database that covers the topic of your treaty. Use the Databases A-Z list for suggestions.