Wikipedia's contents: Overviews

An overview is a survey of what is covered or included in an area. Below is an outline of Wikipedia, divided into 13 sections, each providing an overview of a major subject area, presenting key articles in the respective subject.

General reference  (see in all page types)

Culture and the arts  (see in all page types)

Culture and Humanities   Celebrities Classics Critical theory Language Movements Mythology Philosophy Popular culture Traditions Tourism

Art and The arts   Art galleries Art schools Museums 
Literature   Poetry
Performing arts  Comedy (Humour) Dance Film Music Opera Theatre Circus
Visual arts  Animation Architecture Comics Design Drawing Painting Photography Sculpture Textile arts Fashion
Entertainment and Recreation  Cooking Festivals Hobbies Parties 
Games and Toys  Computer and video games Role-playing games
Board games  Backgammon Battleship Chess Cluedo (Clue) Draughts (Checkers) Go Mastermind Monopoly Reversi Risk Scrabble Stratego
Card games  Baccarat Canasta Collectible card game Contract bridge Crazy Eights Cribbage Go Fish Patience (Solitaire) Poker Rummy Spades Speed Spite and Malice War
Sports  Association football (Soccer)  American football Baseball Basketball Cricket Cue sports Golf Ice hockey Olympics Racing (Cycling, Formula One) Rugby Swimming Tennis Track and field
Mass media  Internet (Blogosphere, Podcasts, and Websites) Newspaper Publications Publishing Radio Television

Geography and places  (see in all page types)

See also: places near you
Main articles: Earth, Geography and Place

Geography  Atlas City Climate Demographics Earth Exploration Geographic information system History of geography Map Park Place Population density Region Spatial analysis Subregion Surveying

Branches of Geography  Physical geography (Climatology, Hydrology) Human geography Regional geography
Natural geographical features
Landforms  Badlands Canyon Cave Cliff Coast Continent Coral reef Crater Desert Forest Geyser Glacier Gully Grassland Highland Hill Island Mesa Mountain Mountain range Plain Prairie Peninsula Reef Ridge Savanna Shoal Steppe Tundra Valley Volcano Wetland
Bodies of water  Bay Channel Delta Estuary Fjord Headlands Lagoon Lake Marsh Ocean Pond River Sea Sound Source (river or stream) Spring (hydrosphere) Strait Stream Swamp Waterfall
Manmade geographical features  Airport Artificial dwelling hill Artificial island Breakwater Bridge Canal Causeway Country Country subdivision Dam (Levee) Farm Harbor Nation National park Nature reserve Park Pier Pipeline Port Railway Ranch Reservoir Road (Street) Settlement (Village, Town, City, Megalopolis) Train station Tunnel
The World
By hemisphere  New World Old World |  Eastern world Western world |  Eastern Hemisphere Western Hemisphere |  Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
By cultural region  English-speaking world Arab world Chinese world (Sinosphere) Indosphere Sub-Saharan Africa Europe Latin America Oceania
By ordinal classification  First World Second World Third World Fourth World
By economic development  Developed countries Developing countries Least Developed Countries
By continent  Africa Antarctica Australia Eurasia (Europe and Asia) North America South America
Countries and polar regions of the world:

Health and fitness   (see in all page types)

General   Health care Health care industry Health disparities Mental health Population health Preventive medicine Public health Complementary and alternative medicine

Self-care  Body composition Life extension Longevity Physical fitness

Nutrition  Calorie restriction Dietary supplements (Amino acids, Minerals, Nootropics, Nutrients, Vitamins) Diet (nutrition) Dieting Healthy eating pyramid
Physical exercise  Stretching Overtraining Aerobic exercise Anaerobic exercise Sport Walking
Hygiene  Cleanliness Oral hygiene Occupational hygiene

Health science  Dentistry Occupational therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physiotherapy Speech-Language Pathology

Medicine  Midwifery Nursing Veterinary medicine Dentistry Alternative medicine
Human medicine  Anesthesiology Cardiology Dermatology Emergency medicine Endocrinology and Diabetology Epidemiology Geriatrics Hematology Internal medicine Nephrology Neurology Oncology Pathology Pediatrics Psychiatry Rheumatology Surgery Urology
Illness   Aging Alcoholism Atrophy Deficiency disease Depression Disease Disorders (types) Drug abuse Eating disorder Foodborne illness Malnutrition Obesity Smoking

History and events  (see in all page types)

History by region  Ancient Egypt Ancient Greece Ancient Rome History of China History of the Middle East History of Mesoamerica History of India

History by continent  Africa The Americas Antarctica Asia Australia Eurasia Europe North America Oceania South America

List of time periods Prehistory Protohistory Ancient history Modern history Future history

The Ages of history  Stone Age Copper Age Bronze Age Iron Age Middle Ages Age of Discovery Renaissance Age of Enlightenment Industrial Age Space Age Information Age

History by subject

Cultural history Money Sport
Art (Architecture Film Painting) Dance Music Theatre
History of philosophy Ancient Medieval Modern Contemporary
History of logic
History of science Theories/sociology Historiography Mathematics Pseudoscience Scientific method
History of the natural sciences Astronomy Biology Chemistry Ecology Geography Physics Geology
History of the social sciences Anthropology Economics Education Geography Linguistics Political science Psychology Sociology
History of science by era In early cultures In Classical Antiquity In the Middle Ages In the Renaissance Scientific Revolution
History of technology Agriculture & agricultural science Biotechnology Chemical engineering Communication Computing (Computer science, Software engineering) Electrical engineering Invention Materials science Measurement Medicine Military technology Transport

Human activities  (see in all page types)

Human activity Arts Childraising (Babysitting, Child care) Crime (Harassment, Homicide) Educating (Learning, Teaching) Entertainment Exercise Exploration (Underwater exploration, Space exploration) Globalization Hobbies Industrialisation Innovation Law enforcement Learning Leisure activities Management Massage Medicine Navigation Philosophy Politics (Governance) Publishing Recreation Practicing religion (Worship) Reproduction Resource consumption Sex Shopping Spending Sport Thinking Transporting Traveling Underwater diving Warfare

Agriculture Fisheries management Fishing Forestry Gardening Horticulture Ranching
Business Business administration Finance Industry Investing Manufacturing Marketing Trading
Communicating Conversing Listening Reading Talking Writing
Telecommunicating Broadcasting (Radio broadcasting, Television broadcasting) Email Web navigation
Science Applied science Formal science Natural science Physical science Social science

Impact of human activity Cars, effects on society Population growth Human overpopulation Overconsumption War, effects of

Human impact on the environment Biodiversity loss Conservation Defaunation Deforestation Desertification Ecological crises Environmental degradation Environmentalism Forest degradation Global warming Habitat destruction Habitat fragmentation Holocene extinction event Land degradation Ocean acidification Ozone depletion Pollution Resource depletion

Mathematics and logic  (see in all page types)

Natural and physical sciences  (see in all page types)

Main articles: Natural science and Nature   See also Science, Scientific method, Scientist, Scientific misconduct, and Fields of science

Biology Anatomy (Human anatomy) Astrobiology Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biological anthropology Biophysics Botany Cell biology Computational biology Developmental biology Ecology Evolutionary biology Genetics (Molecular genetics, Population genetics) Genomics Marine biology Histology Human biology Immunology Microbiology Molecular biology Neuroscience Origin of life Paleontology Parasitology Pathology Physiology Taxonomy Zoology (Ethology)

Physical sciences Earth science Systems theory

Astronomy  Optical astronomyInfrared astronomyRadio astronomyHigh-energy astronomyOccultation
Astronomical object  PlanetDwarf planetExoplanetStarsSolar systemConstellationStar clusterNebulaeGalaxiesGalaxy clusterBlack holesNeutron starsSupernovae
Chemistry  Analytical chemistryAtomic theoryBiochemistryChemical bondChemical equilibriumChemical industryChemical lawsChemical reactionChemical formulasChemistsElectrochemistryEnergyHistory of chemistryInorganic compoundsMaterials scienceIonPeriodic tablepHPhasePolymer chemistryRedoxThermochemistry
Matter AtomCompoundMoleculeSubstance (Acid, Base)
Chemical elements  ActiniumAluminiumAmericiumAntimonyArgonArsenicAstatineBariumBerkeliumBerylliumBismuthBohriumBoronBromineCadmiumCaesiumCalciumCaliforniumCarbonCeriumChlorineChromiumCobaltCoperniciumCopperCuriumDarmstadtiumDubniumDysprosiumEinsteiniumErbiumEuropiumFermiumFlerovium (Ununquadium)FluorineFranciumGadoliniumGalliumGermaniumGoldHafniumHassiumHeliumHolmiumHydrogenIndiumIodineIridiumIronKryptonLanthanumLawrenciumLeadLithiumLivermorium (Ununhexium)LutetiumMagnesiumManganeseMeitneriumMendeleviumMercuryMolybdenumMoscovium (Ununpentium)NeodymiumNeonNeptuniumNickelNihonium (Ununtrium)NiobiumNitrogenNobeliumOganesson (Ununoctium)OsmiumOxygenPalladiumPhosphorusPlatinumPlutoniumPoloniumPotassiumPraseodymiumPromethiumProtactiniumRadiumRadonRheniumRhodiumRoentgeniumRubidiumRutheniumRutherfordiumSamariumScandiumSeaborgiumSeleniumSiliconSilverSodiumStrontiumSulfurTantalumTechnetiumTelluriumTennessine (Ununseptium)TerbiumThalliumThoriumThuliumTinTitaniumTungstenUraniumVanadiumXenonYtterbiumYttriumZincZirconium
Physics AtomAtomic nucleusColorElementary particleForceGravitationMassMatterOpticsPhaseQuantum mechanicsSoundSpeedTimeWeightEnergyRadiationElectromagnetic radiationVisible spectrumSpecial relativityGeneral relativityElectromagnetismStandard ModelClassical mechanicsUnsolved problems in physics

People and self  (see in all page types)

Person  Biography Character orientation Consciousness Gender Health Human Human body Identity Individual Intelligence Moral character Personal identity Personality Physical fitness Spirituality Values Virtues

Self  in philosophy in psychology in sociology Self-actualization Self-awareness Self-education Self-care Self-concept Self control Self disclosure Self-efficacy Self-esteem Self harm Self help Self-identity Self image Self monitoring Self-perception Self-regulated learning Self talk
Personal life Adventure Aging (life cycle) Career Citizenship Education Employment Everyday life Experience Family Friendship Goal Health maintenance Home Homemaking Human condition Human ecology Interpersonal relationship Intimate relationship Kinship Leisure Lifestyle Lifeworld Manual labour Maslow's hierarchy of needs Meaning of life Pets Physical quality-of-life index Profession Quality of life Quality time Real life Sex life Travel Work-life balance
People  Adult Alien (foreigner) Child Father Genius Human Indigenous peoples Man Minor Mother Parent Woman Youth

Philosophy and thinking  (see in all page types)

Philosophy  Being Common sense Feminist philosophy Futurology Goodness and value theory Happiness -ism Meaning of life Mind Rhetoric Space Unsolved problems in philosophy

By region  Indian Philosophy, Eastern philosophy Western philosophy
Branches of philosophy  Aesthetics Ethics Epistemology Logic Metaphysics
Subdisciplines of philosophy  Education Geography History Human nature Language Law Literature Mathematics Mind Philosophy Physics Politics Psychology Religion Science Social science Technology  War  Culture
Schools of philosophy  NyayaVaisheshikaSamkhyaYogaMīmāṃsāVedantaAnalytic philosophy Aristotelianism Continental Philosophy Critical theory Deconstructivism Determinism Dialectical materialism Empiricism Existentialism Hegelianism Hermeneutics Humanism Idealism Kantianism Logical Positivism Materialism Neoplatonism Nihilism Objectivism (Ayn Rand) Ordinary Language Phenomenology Platonism Positivism Postmodernism Poststructuralism Pragmatism Presocratic Rationalism Reformational Relativism Scholasticism Skepticism Stoicism Structuralism Transhumanism  Utilitarianism

Thinking  Awareness Creative processes Decision making Heuristic Learning Memory Problem solving Reason Teaching

Qualities of thought  Accuracy Effectiveness Efficacy Efficiency Frugality Prudence Right Soundness Validity Value theory Wrong
Thinking errors  Cognitive bias Cognitive distortion Error Fallacy Fallacies of definition Logical fallacy Target fixation
Related  Genius High IQ society Mensa Nootropics Philomath Polymath

Religion and belief systems  (see in all page types)

Belief Systems

Society and social sciences  (see in all page types)

Main articles: Social sciences and Society  See also Science and Scientific method

Social sciences  Anthropology Archaeology Cognitive science Communication studies Critical theory Cultural studies Development studies Economics (Unsolved problems in economics) Education Geography History Linguistics  (Unsolved problems in linguistics) Law Political science Psychology Social policy Sociology

Society  Commons Ethnic groups Global commons Global issue Group Infrastructure People

Community  Communitarianism Community development International community Local community Sense of community Social capital Socialization Structure and agency World community
Social development  Decadence Social progress Technological evolution
Sociocultural evolution: Accelerating change Hunter-gatherer bands Social rank Tribes Social stratification Chiefdoms Neolithic Revolution Civilization Agrarian society Pre-industrial society → Agrarian villages Towns Cities City-states Nation-states Industrial Revolution → (Modern) Industrial society → (Postmodern) Post-industrial society Informational Revolution Information society Digital Revolution Global network Globalization World government? Space colonization? Technological singularity?
Social institutions  Organization
Family  Daughter Extended family Father Grandparent Home Human bonding Mother Nuclear family Parent Son
Public infrastructure  Highways Streets Roads Bridges Mass transit Airports and Airways Rail transport Water supply and Water resources Wastewater management Solid-waste treatment and disposal Electric power
Private infrastructure  Automobiles Homes Personal computers Personal property Real estate
Economy and Business  Finance Management Marketing Franchising
Education  Academia Academic misconduct Homework Learning Pedagogy School Student Study skills Teacher
Civil society 
Government and Politics  Politics by country International relations Public affairs
Law  Criminal justice Law enforcement Legislation Prison
Social network  Communication Journalism Social capital

Technology and applied sciences  (see in all page types)

Technological concepts and issues  Accelerating change Appropriate technology Diffusion of innovations in science Doomsday device High technology History of science and technology History of technology Industry Innovation Knowledge economy Persuasion technology Pollution Posthumanism Precautionary principle Research and development Strategy of technology Superpowers Technocapitalism Technocriticism Techno-progressivism Technological convergence Technological evolution Technological determinism Technological diffusion Technological singularity Technology acceptance model Technology assessment Technology lifecycle Technology transfer Technology Tree Technorealism Timeline of invention Transhumanism

Technologies and applied sciences  Aerospace Agriculture, Agricultural science & Agronomy Architecture Automation Automobile Big Science Biotechnology Cartography Communication Construction Design Electronics Energy development Energy storage Engineering (Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering) Ergonomics Firefighting Food science Forensics Forestry Free software Health sciences Health Informatics Industry Information science (Library and information science) Internet Machines Management Manufacturing Mass communication Mass production Medicine (Unsolved problems in neuroscience) Military science Military technology and equipment Mining Nanotechnology Nuclear technology Packaging and labeling Processes Robotics Space exploration Technology forecasting Telecommunications Tools Weapons

Computing Computer science (Open problems in computer science) • Information systemsInformation technologyProgrammingSoftware engineeringComputer engineeringMoore's law
Artificial intelligence Automated reasoningComputer visionEthics of AIHistory of AI (Timeline of AI) • Machine learning (Pattern recognition) • Natural language processingProgress in AISelf-driving vehiclesSymbolic AISynthetic intelligenceWeak AI
Artificial general intelligence AI control problemExistential risk from AGI (Technological singularityIntelligence explosionSuperintelligenceAI takeoverHuman extinction?) • AI completeArtificial consciousnessFriendly AIInstrumental convergenceSingularitarianism
Emerging technologies 3D printingArtificial intelligence (see above) • Augmented realityBioplasticsBrain–computer interfacingCancer vaccineCellular agricultureCryptocurrencyGene therapyNanotechnologyReusable launch systemsRobotics (Autonomous robots, Robot-assisted surgery) • Stem-cell therapyTissue engineering
Transport   Air transport (Aircraft, Airline, Airport) • Maritime transport (Harbors, Ports, Ships) • Off-road transportRail transport (Trains, Train track) • Road transport (Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, Vehicles) • Space transport