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There are two ways to look things up on The Multilingual Encyclopedia: by searching or by browsing.

  • If you know the name of an article for which you are looking, simply type it into The Multilingual Encyclopedia's search box.
  • If you would like to look around the encyclopedia to see what is on it, use The Multilingual EncyclopediaF's Contents pages. Lists and indices are examples of contents for a published work, and The Multilingual Encyclopedia has many of each, including a complete alphabetical index and indices by category.
    Links to all of The Multilingual Encyclopedia's main contents pages are presented below, and they in turn link to the more specific pages.

Curated article collections

Overview articles

Overview articles summarize in prose a broad topic like biology, and also have illustrations and links to subtopics like cell biology, biographies like Carl Linnaeus, and other related articles like Human Genome Project.

Outline pages

Outline pages have trees of article links in an outline format. They show how important subtopics relate to each other, and can be useful as a more condensed, non-prose alternative to overview articles.

Third-party classification systems

Various third-party classification systems have been mapped to Wikipedia articles, which can be accessed from these pages:

Reference collections

The Multilingual Encyclopedia has several types of pages which provide content in a non-prose form, for reference purposes.

List pages

List pages enumerate items of a particular type, such as the List of sovereign states or List of South Africans. The Multilingual Encyclopedia has "lists of lists" when there are too many items to fit on a single page, when the items can sorted in different ways, or as a way of navigating lists on a topic (for example Lists of countries and territories or Lists of people). There are several ways to find lists:


Timelines list events chronologically, sometimes including links to articles with more detail. There are several ways to find timelines:

Of particular interest may be:


Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions. The Multilingual Encyclopedia includes hundreds of alphabetical glossaries; they can be found two ways:


Bibliographies list sources on a given topic, for verification or further reading outside The Multilingual Encyclopedia:


Discographies catalog the sound recordings of individual artists or groups.

Special format collections


Portals include featured articles, images, news, categories, excerpts of key articles, links to related portals, and to-do lists for editors. There are two ways to find portals:

Spoken articles

Growing collections of The Multilingual Encyclopedia articles are starting to become available as spoken word recordings as well.

Collections of articles

Category system

The Multilingual Encyclopedia'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:

For biographies, see Category:People.

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

The Multilingual Encyclopedia's alphabetical article indexes

Collections of articles by quality or popularity

Featured content

Featured content is the best we have to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type: