Attack on America: Remembering September 11th
General Sources Archives and Exhibits
Remembering the Victims The Perpetrators
Resources for Educators Service and Remembrance

General Sources

Academic Info: Terrorism Studies - September 11: ( list of links to news articles, official statements, and numerous other resources on the attacks and their aftermath. Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation: (
-Official U.S. government website debunking various conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 and other events.

BBC News: America's Day of Terror: (
-Interactive guide to the attacks, including a timeline, eyewitness accounts, images, and audio/video files.

Building on Ground Zero: (
-PBS Nova website analyzing the "precise causes of the Twin Towers' collapse." Day of Terror: (
-9/11 guide features a timeline, interactive map of the attacks, images, news stories, and multimedia.

Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero: (
-PBS Frontline website on the religious and spiritual implications of the September 11 attacks.

Inside 9/11: (
-Companion website to the August 2005 documentary from the National Geographic Channel. Features a 9/11 timeline, list of resources, and video clips of interviews.

Media Coverage of 9/11 and its Aftermath: A Bibliography: (
-Lists books, articles and Web links. From the USAF Air University Library.

9/11: Debunking the Myths: (
-A special report from the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics, refuting many of the conspiracy theories raised about the September 11th attacks.

NIST and the World Trade Center: (
-Reports and analysis concerning the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War: (
-Assesses the validity of various rumors and stories concerning September 11th and subsequent events.

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Archives and Exhibits National September 11 Memorial: (
-Digital archive of Web content related to 9/11.

Here is New York: (
-Online exhibit of over 5,000 images related to September 11.

September 11 Digital Archive: (
-Online repository of e-mails, images, audio and video files, and first person accounts of 9/11.

September 11 Digital Collection: (
-Archive of screenshots from over 250 news Web sites taken on September 11 and 12.

September 11, 2001 Digital Exhibit: Student Reactions: (
-Project from Joyner Library Special Collections, East Carolina University, featuring essays written by ECU students at the time of the attacks, as well as a collection of images.

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project: (
-"The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in this online presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives." Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory website.

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive: (
-Contains 3,000 hours of US and international news coverage from the week of September 11-17.

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Remembering the Victims September 11, A Memorial: (
-Memorial lists of the victims, including photos and tributes from friends and family.

Families of September 11: (
-Non-profit organization for families of 9/11 victims. Includes news items, links to relief resources, and information on how to help.

Flight 93 National Memorial: (
-Official website of the planned memorial to be built in Shanksville, PA at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. Click on "Remember" for a brief account of the flight and list of passengers and crew.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum: (
-Official website of the planned memorial to be built at Ground Zero in New York. Includes a multimedia gallery and interactive timeline.

Pentagon Memorial: (
-Official website with hours and other information for visitors.

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001: (
-Archived website of official US government 9/11 compensation fund that ceased operations in December 2003..

White House Commission on Remembrance: (
-Features a special section on September 11th, which includes memorial lists of the victims, speeches by President Bush, and suggestions for remembering. Click on "Toll of Terrorism".

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The Perpetrators

Congressional Joint 9/11 Inquiry Final Reports:
-Released December 10, 2002 (PDF files).

Congressional Joint 9/11 Inquiry Hearings: (
-Archived website containing reports and statements delivered before the 2002 joint House and Senate investigation of the September 11th attacks. Also available from the Federation of American Scientists.

Indictment of Zacarias Moussaoui: (
-July 2002 indictment of a suspected al-Qa'ida member for involvement in the September 11th attacks. The original indictment, issued in December 2001, can be found at the US Department of Justice Web site. More documents on this case can be found at the US District Court of Eastern Virginia.

Inside the Terror Network: (
-PBS Frontline analysis of the September 11th plot and the inner workings of al-Qa'ida. Includes interviews, analyses, biographies of three of the hijackers, and links to a variety of articles and other documents.

Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: (
-Official 832 page report produced by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and released in late July 2003.

Looking for Answers: (
-Companion website to PBS Frontline documentary on the sources of Islamist extremism in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and on the failure of US intelligence to stop the September 11th attacks. Includes interview transcripts, a collection of articles from the New York Times, and links to a sizable number of online readings.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: (
-Official website of the bipartisan commission created in November 2002. Includes hearing transcripts, webcasts, press releases, interim reports, and the commission's final report.

9/11 Commission Report: (
-Final report released in July 2004.

9/11 Public Discourse Project: (
-Website on the current private efforts of the former 9/11 Commission.

Office of Inspector General Report on CIA Accountability With Respect to the 9/11 Attacks: Executive Summary: (
-Declassified summary released in August 2007, along with a statement by CIA Director General Michael Hayden. The document itself is in PDF.

Responsibility for the Terrorist Atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001: (
-Revised document released by the British government on November 14, 2001, that outlines the evidence implicating Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida in the events of September 11th. Original version was published on October 4, 2001.

Transcript of Usama Bin Laden Video Tape: (
-Official Department of Defense transcript of the bin Laden video made public on December 13, 2001.

For more information, please see our companion page: The War on Terrorism: Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida.

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Resources for Educators

After Sept. 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences: (
-A collection of essays written by social scientists from around the world seeking to put the attacks into their broader context. Topics include globalization, fundamentalism, terrorism and democracy, and the future of international relations, among others. Includes a guide for teachers.

Teaching About 9/11 in 2011: What Our Children Need to Know: (
-Report from the conservative Fordham Institute offering resources and suggestions for teachers.

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Service and Remembrance

9/11 Day of (
-Find out more about how and where to volunteer.

North Carolina Governor's Office: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance: (
-Allows North Carolina residents to send a thank you message to first responders.

United we Serve: September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance: (
-Information on how to volunteer from the Corporation for National and Community Service. 9/11 Tenth Anniversary: (
-Lists ways in which Americans can commemorate the anniversary.

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Created and maintained by David Durant, Federal Documents & Social Sciences Librarian at Joyner Library, East Carolina University. This page is provided for educational purposes only, and the sites that it links to do not necessarily reflect the views of Joyner Library or East Carolina University.

Last Modified: September 8, 2011

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