There are several different ways to find your way around this encyclopædia.
Virtually all articles include words or phrases shown in blue, which are links to other pages. Clicking on these links takes you to the linked page.
Words or phrases in red are links to pages which don't exist. Clicking on these will take you to a page where a logged-in contributor can create the article.
The "sidebar" on the left has various links to special pages in this encyclopædia.
The links in the 'contributor navigation' section are useful mainly for contributors to the encyclopædia.
The links in the 'monitoring' section are useful mainly for contributors monitoring changes to the encyclopædia.
The links in the 'toolbox' section vary according to circumstances, but the following are what visitors see.
If you type a search phrase in the search box in the sidebar and click the "Search" button, the software will search for a page with that phrase and for pages containing the words of that phrase. It will also then give you options to search in other namespaces of the encyclopædia.
Along the top of the page you will see several tabs. Visitors (those not logged in) will usually see the following tabs:
The Browse properties link in the toolbox in the sidebar takes you to a page showing the properties of the current page, with links to other pages in the same category or categories, plus links to other pages with similar values of the same properties.
For example, if you were on the page shown in the picture, clicking the magnifying glass after the founding date of 1851 would list pages of other items with founding dates of 1851 or similar.