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विकिपिडियाका सबै लेखहरु सम्बन्धित अथवा कुनै अर्को लेखसँग सन्दर्भ जोडिएका हुन्छन्।
Where you see text like this, it means there is a link to some relevant article or Wikipedia page with further information elsewhere if you need it. Holding your mouse over the link will often show you where a link will take you. These links mean that articles do not need to cover common ground in depth; instead, you are always one click away from more information on any point that has a link attached.
There are other links towards the ends of most articles, for other articles of interest, relevant external web sites and pages, and reference material. At the end of the article are relevant categories of knowledge which you can search and traverse in an interconnected hierarchy for further related information in a field.
Some articles may also have links to dictionary definitions, audiobook readings, quotations, or the same article in other languages.
You can add further links if a relevant link is missing; this is one way to contribute.
There's a browsing bar at the top of the Main Page with links to Categories, Portals, Featured content and the A-Z index. Each category is a list of sub-categories or articles. Portals bring you to sub-portals and portals, which are illustrated article summaries like on the Main Page. Featured content is the way to the best articles, pictures, lists and portals in the encyclopedia. A-Z index finds a page from the first two or three letters of its title.
Contents and index browsing
To help you find your way around this world of knowledge, Wikipedia has many pages that organize its contents. These lists and indices use links to the articles that are organized by subject or alphabetically. Our best content also finds its way to one of the featured content lists. Links to all of Wikipedia's main contents pages are presented below, and they in turn link to all the rest.
Every article has a list at the bottom of all the major categories it belongs to. For example Albert Einstein is listed under:
Each of these categories can be browsed and is linked to related categories in an interconnected hierarchy or web.
Try browsing the various categories below right now:
To the left side of each article are some standard options for navigation and interaction, for tools, and, on some articles, for languages:
Search box - allows you to search other articles across the whole of Wikipedia.
Other languages - if an article exists on the same subject in any of the other hundred languages in Wikipedia, it should usually appear on a list of other language links in the sidebar too.
Top tabs (above the article)
Each page in Wikipedia contains an article, and a discussion page (usually called "Talk...")
You can see these above: the article is labelled "project page", the discussion page is the tab to the right of it. These are treated as two separate pages in Wikipedia, but are shown side by side on the tab bar, for ease of use.
Whether you are looking at the article or project page, or the discussion page, you will see there is a button marked "edit this page", possibly a "new section" button, and a button labelled "watch" or "unwatch".
User options (top right)
These control your user account. To create a user account you only need to choose a name and a password. An email address is optional and only used for password reminders.
Unless you create an account you will not be able to customize Wikipedia preferences for yourself. Almost all experienced editors use an account in order to ensure accountability.
The user options also include links to view your watchlist (articles you are tracking), and contributions you have made.