Boardreader is one of those resources that the author had looked at and mentally filed as "only use for searching discussion boards." Its initial claim to fame was doing a great job of indexing individual posts and threads within discussion groups and forums. Web-based discussions have emerged from the shadows and are once again proving to be a rich mine of information not found in the more traditional sources. Boardreader has the usual advanced search features -- Boolean logic; filters for language, domain, or date; and link search -- although not, unfortunately, phrase search, even though that option appears on the advanced search page.
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