Overviews of Wikipedia
An overview surveys what is covered in an area.
Other topic lists
Wikipedia has thousands more topic lists; some are even lists of other lists.
- Lists – of related articles
- Category:Lists – alphabetical list of lists
- Outlines – subject overviews; structured lists that map out subjects
Two of the broadest list collections are:
Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type:
Books are collections of Wikipedia articles, that can be viewed, downloaded, or printed into a book.
Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions:
- Glossaries – a list of glossaries arranged by subject
- Category:Glossaries – glossaries in the category and subcategories, arranged alphabetically
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.
Timelines list articles chronologically. The top-level timelines and timeline sets are:
Wikipedia's category system is generated from category tags at the bottom of articles. The top-end pages are:
- Categories – an index of major categories, arranged by subject – that section of the page is an exception to the category autogeneration rule, as it is crafted by hand
- Category:Articles – the category in which all article category systems are located
- Category:Categories – the highest level or "root" category in Wikipedia – its autogenerated entries are listed at the bottom of the page
- Category:Contents – the category equivalent to this 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
- Special:Categories – every category listed alphabetically
Wikipedia's other broad categorical indices are: