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Mailing Lists

Mailing Lists and Listservs are the most valuable tool to the serious researcher next to the computer itself. Through electronic mail you can now locate subject authorities on any given topic, without concern for geography or time constraints.

Guide to Mailing Lists
Created for those new to mailing lists, this is a full explanation of the types of lists, how to find and join them, and where to get more help.
CataList, the Catalog of Listserv Lists
A searchable list of more than 10,000 servers worldwide, all running on L-Soft's Listserv software. Country-specific sites and lists with more than 10,000 subscribers are useful filters. Search for a list based on topic, host site, host country, and number of subscribers.
Liszt Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups
Hands down, the most comprehensive list of lists on the Net. Choose from over 2,100 selected mailing lists in 15 categories, or search the entire database of more than 67,000 entries. Liszt includes a handy Yahoo-like index, dubbed Liszt Select. Great FAQ, too.
Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists
Updated monthly and oriented toward Usenet resources, this collection contains nearly 2,000 entries, searchable by subject or in an A-to-Z list. Also available via FTP at If you're searching for a university- sponsored or related list, there's a good chance you'll find it here.
Yahoo's List of Mailing Lists
Continually updated links to mailing-list resources, including FAQs, lists of lists, and software vendors. Caution: Many of the links are outdated or not of general interest, but if you haven't had much luck using the other resources listed here, you might find it using Yahoo's service.

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