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Explore Wikipedia's contents
Below are pages to help you select subjects to learn about.
- Overview — main articles of various topics
- Outlines — subject summaries, with a dual purpose:
- Ease of discovery – outlines show which topics belong to a subject and why
- Access to articles – outlines serve as tables of contents of Wikipedia
- List of academic disciplines — subjects studied in college or university
More topic lists. Some are lists of lists.
Two of the broadest list collections are:
Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type:
Growing collections of Wikipedia articles are available as spoken word recordings.
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.
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.
Wikipedia's category system is generated from category tags at the bottom of articles and other pages. The top-level pages are:
- Categories — an index of major categories, arranged by subject (because this page is crafted by hand, it is an exception to the category autogeneration rule)
- Category:Articles — the category in which all article category systems are located
- Category:Wikipedia categories — pages and categories which themselves specifically relate to categories
- Category:Contents — the highest level or "root" category in Wikipedia — its subcategories contain various types of encyclopedic content, content that assists with the navigation of the encyclopedia, as well as pages related to the maintenance of the encyclopedia — its autogenerated entries are listed at the bottom of the page
- Category:Fundamental categories — the category containing the most fundamental ontological categories, such that every article category system can reasonably be expected to be within it
Wikipedia's other broad categorical indexes are:
Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions.
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