Explore Wikipedia's contents
Wikipedia's contents can be explored on several complementary pages. Some contents pages are comprehensive by topic, while others are comprehensive by the type of page. The top-level contents pages are listed below.
Topical contents pages
The topical contents pages cover the full range of Wikipedia subjects. They also organize the topics by type of page.
Type-oriented contents pages
The type-oriented contents pages organize material with similar characteristics and formats, usually by topic.
Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type:
Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions.
Wikipedia has thousands more topic lists; some even are lists of other lists.
Two of the broadest list collections are:
Outlines are subject overviews in structured lists that show how topics are related to each other.
An overview surveys what is covered in an area.
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.
Growing collections of Wikipedia articles are available as spoken word recordings.
Timelines list articles chronologically. The top-level timelines and timeline sets are:
Wikipedia books are collections of Wikipedia articles that can be viewed, downloaded, or printed into a book.
Alphabetical indexes are the exceptions to the topical section rule.
Wikipedia's category system is generated from category tags at the bottom of articles and other pages. The top-level pages are:
Wikipedia's other broad categorical indices are: