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HARLEY HAHN'S USENET CENTER
Master List of Usenet Newsgroups


Welcome to Harley Hahn's Master List of Usenet Newsgroups, the only annotated master list of Usenet newsgroups on the Internet.

This page will help you search the Usenet Master List to find the newsgroups you want. You can search either by keyword or by category (explained below).

If you are new to Usenet, please take a few moments to read a special tutorial I created to introduce you to Usenet:

Harley Hahn's Usenet Tutorial

This easy-to-understand tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to about Usenet: what it is, how to use it, and what you need to get started. You'll also learn how to find the software you need and how to arrange for an account with a Usenet provider.

Search by Keyword

To search Harley Hahn's Master List of Usenet Newsgroups by keyword, type one or more words in the search box above and click on the GO button. This will show you the newsgroups whose names or descriptions contain those keywords.

Simple one- or two-word searches work best. For example, try searching for 'cat' or 'music guitar'. (Don't type the quotes.)

If this is your first time using the Usenet Master List, please take a moment to click on the Help link above (to the right of he GO button) for more information.

Search by Category

To search Harley Hahn's Master List of Usenet Newsgroups by category, start by clicking on one of the 17 choices below. You will then see a list of related categories. Simply select the category you want, and you will see a list of all the relevant newsgroups.

For example, let's say you are interested in fishing. To start, click on ACTIVITIES (#1). Then click on "Fishing" (under Outdoor Activities).

Alternatively, you can scroll down and browse the full list yourself, until you find a category that interests you.

1. ACTIVITIES
2. ANIMALS
3. ART AND CREATION
4. COMPUTERS
5. ENTERTAINMENT
6. GAMES
7. HEALTH
8. HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
9. INFORMATION AND LEARNING
10. INTERNET
11. MONEY AND BUSINESS
12. PEOPLE AND SOCIETY
13. POPULAR CULTURE
14. SCIENCE
15. SPORTS
16. TECHNOLOGY
17. TRANSPORTATION

List of Categories

1.  ACTIVITIES

Dance

Holidays

HOBBIES

Collecting

Crafts

Genealogy

Magic

Models

Puzzles

Scale models

Toys

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Fishing

Gardening

Outdoor activities

Scouting

Scuba diving

Skating

Surfing

TRAVEL

Air travel

Immigration

Road travel

Ship travel

Travel

Travel destinations

VICES

Gambling

Smoking

2.  ANIMALS

Animals

Animals

Aquariums

Cats

Dogs

Horses

Pets

Reptiles

BIRDS

Birds

Parrots

3.  ART AND CREATION

Art

Photography

LITERARY/CULTURAL GENRES

Cyberpunk

Fan fiction

Fandom

Fictional characters

Folklore

Furry stuff

Gothic

Horror

Interactive fiction

Science fiction

Shared reality

MUSIC

Classical music

Marching bands

MIDI music files

MP3 music files

Music

Music collecting

Music performers

Musical styles

Playing music

WRITING

Journalism

Poetry

Writers

Writing

4.  COMPUTERS

Computer organizations

Computer security

Computer standards

Computers

Computers and music

Computing theory

Professional certification

HARDWARE

Computer architecture

Computer CDs

Computer systems

IBM computer systems

Macintosh

PC hardware

PC motherboards

PC peripherals

PCs

NETWORKS

Network protocols

Networks

OPERATING SYSTEMS

DOS

Linux

Operating systems

OS/2

Unix

Windowing systems

Windows

Windows 95/98/ME/XP

Windows networks

Windows NT/2000

Windows programming

Windows software

SOFTWARE

Computer aided design

Computer graphics

Databases

Demos

Emulators

Hacking

Multimedia

Pirate CD images

Pirate software

Programming

Programming languages

Shareware

Software

Software archives

5.  ENTERTAINMENT

Amusements

Comics

Disney

Pictures

Sounds

Star Trek

Star Wars

Theater

Videos

ANIMATION

Animation

Anime

Cartoons

FAMOUS PEOPLE

Actors

Celebrities

HUMOR

Comedy

Humor

MOVIES

Cult movies

Filmmakers

Movies

Specific movies

RADIO

Amateur radio

Radio

Talk radio

TELEVISION

TV

TV channels

TV personalities

TV shows

6.  GAMES

Action games

Adventure games

Arcade games

Board games

Card games

Game miniatures

Games

Interactive fiction games

Laser games

Role playing games

Simulation games

Sports games

Strategy games

Trading card games

Video game emulators

Video games

COMPUTER GAMES

Computer game programming

Computer games

Specific computer games

7.  HEALTH

Diets

Drugs

Fitness

Recovery

Support groups

MEDICINE

Alternative medicine

Medical conditions

Medical professionals

Medicine

8.  HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

History

Languages

Law

Philosophy

Psychology

Social sciences

9.  INFORMATION AND LEARNING

EDUCATION

College

Curriculum

Education

INFORMATION

Books

ClariNet news service

Electronic publishing

Information

Libraries

Magazines

News

Weather

10.  INTERNET

BBS

Email

Internet

Internet access

IRC

Muds

USENET

Flames

Usenet

Usenet administration

Usenet announcements

Usenet FAQs

Usenet software

Usenet testing

WEB

Browsers

Web

Web site creation

Web site hosting

11.  MONEY AND BUSINESS

Business

Consumers

Economics

Industry

Investing

Money

BUILDING AND HOUSING

Architecture

Building industry

Home maintenance

Housing

Real estate

BUY/SELL

Buy/Sell

Buy/Sell computers

WORKING

Jobs

Jobs by location

Jobs by occupation

Professions

12.  PEOPLE AND SOCIETY

COUNTRIES

United States

World cultures

FAMILY

Adoption

Children

Parenting

Teenagers

GROUPS

Gay

Jews

Organizations

PEOPLE

Penpals

People

Usenet chat groups

POLITICS

Activism

Guns

Hate

Military

Politics

U.S. politics

War

RELATIONSHIPS

Personal ads

Relationships

Romance

RELIGION

Christianity

Evangelists

Religion

Spirituality

SEX

Bondage

Erotic pictures

Erotica

Porn actors

Sex

Sex resources

Sex stories

Sexual fetishes

Sexual practices

13.  POPULAR CULTURE

Clothing

Life

Mischief

CRIME AND SECURITY

Crime

Murderers

Security

FOOD AND DRINK

Cooking

Drink

Food

Restaurants

FRINGE

Astrology

Conspiracies

Magick

Paranormal

Tasteless

UFOs and aliens

14.  SCIENCE

Agriculture

Astronomy

Chemistry

Geology

Mathematics

Physics

Science

Space

BIOLOGY

Biology

Biology journals

Biology organizations

Biology software

Botany

Cell biology

Entomology

Genetics

Microbiology

Molecular biology

ENVIRONMENT

Disasters

Environment

15.  SPORTS

Auto racing

Baseball

Basketball

College sports

Cricket

Football

Hockey

Martial arts

Professional wrestling

Soccer

Sports

Table Tennis

Tennis

SKIING

Ski resorts

Skiing

16.  TECHNOLOGY

Artificial intelligence

Audio

Cell phones

Cryptography

Data communications

DVDs

Electronics

Energy

Engineering

Satellite TV

Video

17.  TRANSPORTATION

Aviation

Bicycles

Boats

Motorcycles

Railroads

Transportation

CARS

Car models

Cars

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