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HeinOnline Civil Rights

About the Database

Commission on Civil Rights

  • created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, signed by President Eisenhower
  • charged with informing the development of national civil rights policy and enhancing enforcement of federal civil rights laws
  • holds hearings and publishes reports and studies on civil rights issues

Finding Content in HeinOnline

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Committee Prints and Hearings

  • Features committee prints and hearings on civil rights issues from a variety of congressional committees
  • Dedicated tabs for committee prints and congressional hearings
  • Browse content by Title, Author, Date, Subject
  • Using Advanced Search, restrict search results to show only committee prints or only hearings (or both!)
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CRS and GAO Reports

Dedicated tabs for reports on civil rights issues from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and General Accounting Office (GAO).

What are these agencies?

  • The Congressional Research Service is a public policy research institute of the United States Congress
    • Their job is to help Congress form sound policies based on analysis and research
    • Access CRS Reports on topics other than civil rights by navigating to HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents database and selecting the CRS Reports subcollection
  • The General Accounting Office is a legislative branch agency
    • They provide auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the U.S. Congress
    • Staff produce reports and written correspondence, testimonies and statements for the record, briefings for congressional staff members, and more
    • Access GAO Reports on topics other than civil rights through HeinOnline's dedicated GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions database
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Scholarly Articles

  • Save research time by using articles curated by HeinOnline editors on civil rights issues
  • Access articles from publications from across all of HeinOnline*, not just periodicals in the Civil Rights collection
    • *in order to access a given article, users must be subscribed to the appropriate HeinOnline collection(s)
  • Sort by Article Title, Author, Most-Cited, Year (Newest First), or Year (Oldest First)


Other Related Works

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External Links

  • Take your research further with resources outside of HeinOnline
  • Featuring links to prominent civil rights organizations and pages with supplemental historical information
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