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Electronic Searches: Searching Newsgroups, Email Lists, & Discussion Forums

Newsgroups, electronic mail lists, and Web discussion forums support discussions among individuals who share an interest in an issue or belong to a particular community. You can read a message sent to a mailing list, sometimes referred to as a listserv, in the same way that you read other email messages. You can read messages posted to newsgroups and Web discussion forums using most Web browsers. The following search engines and directories allow you to locate mailing lists, newsgroups, and discussion forums:

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