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Explore Wikipedia's Contents

Below are content navigation systems to help you browse the encyclopedia. They serve as an alternative to
the search box, and are especially useful when you don't know exactly what you are looking for, or for when
you want to see
on a particular subject.

Topic lists
Presenting article links, list articles provide the function of tables of contents.

Overviewmain articles of various topics
Outlinessubject summaries, as follows:
1. Ease of discoveryoutlines show which topics belong to a subject and why
2. Subject structureoutlines show topic relationships (what belongs to what)
Outline of academic disciplinessubjects studied in college or university
Classification systems providing an outline or overview of knowledge:
List of Dewey Decimal classestop two levels of this library classification system, linked to
Wikipedia articles
Library of Congress ClassificationLCC subjects linked to Wikipedia articles
Outline of Roget's Thesaurusarticles organised into a system based on six classes, with
thousands of branches, following Roget's system

Item lists
ListsList of lists of related items (things)
Two of the broadest item list collections are:
Lists of countries and territories and many lists by country
Lists of people including by nationality and by occupation

Timelineslist articles chronologically.

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List of centuries
List of decades
List of historical anniversariese.g. events on January 1 of any year
2015major events this year
Portal:Current eventsfeatured current events and related project activities
Deaths in 2015lists notable people who died this year
Category:Graphical timelinesgraphical timelines in the category and subcategories, arranged

Lists of articles by quality or popularity

Featured content

Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type:
Featured articles Featured lists Featured pictures Featured portals Featured sounds Featured
Most popular articles

Wikipedia:Top 5000 pages (of the last week)

Wikitop ( 30 most popular articles by categories, with user
comments on traffic jumps
Vital articles

Topics considered most essential, from 10 articles in Level 1 to approaching 10,000 in Level 4.
Vital articles
Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Articles are also categorized by importance in their field(s)

Alternate formats
A portal introduces the reader to a subject by presenting images, categories and excerpts of key articles.
Portals also guide editing by providing to-do lists.
Portals Category:Portals

Wikipedia books
Wikipedia books are collections of Wikipedia articles that can be viewed, downloaded, or printed into a
book. They provide a roadmap for a course of study in a particular subject.

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Category:Wikipedia books (community books)an alphabetical list of the books

Category:Wikipedia booksa list of the books, categorized by topic

Spoken articles
Growing collections of Wikipedia articles are starting to become available as spoken word recordings as
Category:Spoken articlesan organized list of all spoken articles
Wikipedia:Spoken articlessome general information about the spoken article technology

Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions. Wikipedia includes hundreds of alphabetical glossaries.
Glossaries Category:Glossaries

Wikipedia's index systems

Category system
Wikipedia's collection of category pages is a classified index system. It is automatically generated from
category tags at the bottoms of articles and most other pages. Nearly all of the articles available so far on the
website can be found through these subject indexes.
If you are simply looking to browse articles by topic, there are three top-level pages to choose from:
Category:Main topic classificationsprobably what you are looking for: Arts, History, Technology,
Category:Fundamental categoriesorganizes articles into 'abstract' ontological categories in a way that
every article can reasonably be expected to be classified within it; and
Portal:Contents/Categoriesa hand-crafted list of first- and second-level topic categories.
For biographies, see Category:People categories by parameter.
Category:Contents is technically at the top of the category hierarchy, but contains many categories useful to
editors but not readers. Special:Categories lists every category alphabetically.

Alphabetical lists of articles

Wikipedia's alphabetical article indexes
Special:Allpages lists all of the current pages in Wikipedia.
Portal:Contents/AZ index provides an easy way to skip to a particular part of the alphabet in the list
of all articles.
Lists of alphabetical indexes
Category:Indexes of topicsalphabetical list of topic indexes
Portal:Contents/Indexesindexes sorted by topic area

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Content listings
Overviews Featured content Outlines Lists Portals Glossaries Categories Indices
Current events Reference Culture Geography Health History Mathematics Nature People Philosophy
Religion Society Technology
Places, people and times
Academic disciplines Anniversaries (today) Countries and territories People (deaths this year) Timelines (centuries
AZ index Categories Dewey Decimal classes Library of Congress Classification Roget's Thesaurus Spoken
articles Wikipedia books

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