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Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies: A Bibliographic Listing

An extensive and current listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies, with linking to full-text reports, congressional hearings, and related scholarly articles and books.

Commission Reports

Indexed and Full-Text Commission Reports

More than 6,300 commission reports are indexed in the database, spanning U.S. presidential administrations from Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump. Nearly 1,800 full-text reports of those indexed entries link to full-text reproductions of the report, including those from more than ten of the most well-known presidential commissions:

On the main database page, users are immediately presented with the Commissions Reports Index. From here, browse all indexed or full-text report entries by president, commission name, commission subject, or report title.

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Browse by President

Select the President browse option to view a list of administrations for which indexed or full-text commission reports are available*.

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Select any president to view his specific list of commissions, councils, or advisory boards. As an example, we've selected George W. Bush below:

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*Coverage of presidential administrations extends from Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump. 

Browse by Commission Name

Choose to browse by Commission Name and find a navigable alphabetical list of all commissions for which HeinOnline has entries. Where popular (yet unofficial) commission names are listed, HeinOnline redirects the user to the official commission name. 

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Select any commission name to view the available reports for that commission. As an example, we've selected Bill Clinton's Assassination Records Review Board below. 

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Browse by Commission Subject

Use the Commission Subject browse option to find any commission reports that fall under a particular subject.

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As an example, we've selected the subject of Asian Americans below. Use the facets on the left-hand side to filter the results by president or additional related subjects. 

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Selected Commission Subjects

The reports in this database have been categorized under hundreds of subjects for your searching convenience. Subjects include: 

  • Agriculture
  • AIDS
  • American Indians
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Censorship
  • Challenger Space Shuttle
  • Chemical Warfare
  • Children
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Foreign Aid
  • Gambling
  • Global Warming
  • Gun Control
  • Health Care
  • Identity Theft
  • Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Jobs
  • Labor Disputes
  • Mental Health
  • National Security
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Organized Crime
  • Prison
  • Refugees
  • Social Security
  • Toxic Substances
  • United Nations
  • Veterans
  • Violence
  • War Criminals
  • Water
  • World Hunger
  • And hundreds more!

Browse by Report Title

Browse by Report Title to find a navigable alphabetical list of all reports for which HeinOnline has entries. 

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Select any report to be directed to its related commission. As an example, we've selected Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation, from President Barack Obama's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.  

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