National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Most people have heard of the 9/11 Commission Report, produced by “an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation . . . in late 2002”. Read it at
For more public documents by the commission, including staff monographs and staff statements, check out

World Trade Center Disaster Study

“National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a 3-year building and fire safety investigation to study the factors contributing to the probable cause (or causes) of post-impact collapse of the WTC Towers (WTC 1 and 2) and WTC 7.” Read these reports at:

What about the health effects on the WTC workers and NYC residents?  Answers:

How about the environmental impact? Check out the USGS’s site devoted to it:

The 9/11 Encyclopedia

Access primary letters and documents surrounding 9/11, including statements by Osama Bin Laden, Ward Churchill, George W. Bush, oral testimonies of WTC survivors and more through the Library’s resources at Credo Reference:

U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001: Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security

A reference encyclopedia devoted entirely to the effects of 9/11 on public policy.
Ref  KF4850 .B35 2004.

Looking for library books on 9/11? Try the exact search in the Drew catalog, and opt for subjects in the drop down “search for” drop down. The LC subject heading for 9/11 books is “September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001”.

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