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Navigating Wikipedia

What is Wikipedia?

A place to learn and share. Develop and explore.

Basic navigation

Navigation
Browsing Wikipedia = scrolling, and clicking on links
Good starting points:
To browse the encyclopedia: Portal:Contents
To browse the Wikipedia community: Wikipedia:Department directory
To browse help resources: Help:Contents/Browse or Help:Contents/Directory
Searching   —   type your search term into the search box (at the top right of every page)
Go to the search screen   —   clicking on the magnifying glass will get you there too

Browse the encyclopedia via the contents navbar:

Advanced navigation

Advanced browsing
Shortcut
List of shortcuts
Tabbed browsing   —   open multiple links at the same time
Tabbed browsing in Firefox
Linky   —   Firefox add-on that loads links into tabs (very useful on Wikipedia)
Tab Mix Plus   —   add-on for Firefox
Tabbed browsing in Opera
Advanced searching
Search titles with grep
Searching Wikipedia with regular expressions (regex)

See also

Main Page alternatives
Featured content
Researching with Wikipedia
Viewing media
Using Wikipedia on your phone
Pronouncing words shown in IPA