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Navigating Wikipedia

The different types of pages

Searching pages
Tricks to find what you want

Page histories
See past revisions

Redirects and shortcuts
Redirecting traffic

Useful links
Handy pages for editors

Review of what you've learned

Footprints graphic

Wikipedia is a big place!

For a start, there are currently 6.4 million articles, the most extensive encyclopedia in human history. If we printed them all out, they would take up about 3,004 volumes, which would look something like this.

In addition to this, there are another 48.3 million supporting pages devoted to helping build the project.

This tutorial will help you to get your bearings, teach you how to find what you're looking for, and introduce you to a few of the most important pages.