A '''Wikipedia article''', or '''entry''', is a page that has [[encyclopedia|encyclopedic]] information on it. A well-written encyclopedia article identifies a notable encyclopedic topic, summarizes that topic comprehensively, contains references to reliable sources, and links to other related topics. Most articles consist of paragraphs and images, but they may also be formatted as [[Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Stand-alone lists|stand-alone lists]] or tables. These lists or tables are also considered articles for Wikipedia's purposes.
Disambiguation pages]], [[Help:Template| templates]], [[Wikipedia:Navigation boxes| navboxes]], [[Wikipedia:User pages| user pages]], [[Help:Using talk pages| discussion pages]], [[Help:File page| file pages]], [[Help:Category| category pages]], [[Help:Contents| help pages]], and [[Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines| Wikipedia policy pages]] are not articles ( see [[WP:GOVP]]).
See also: [[Wikipedia:FAQ]].''
See [[Wikipedia:Article titles]] to learn how we title articles.
Each article has a scope, which is what the article covers. The article should contain a readable summary of everything within the scope, given due weight, based on what [[wp:reliable|reliable sources]] say.
Quality of articles==
Articles range greatly in quality, from as high as [[WP:FA|featured articles]] to as low as [[WP:CSD|candidates for speedy deletion]]. Some articles are quite lengthy and rich in [[wp:content|content]] while others are shorter (possibly [[Wikipedia:Stub|stubs]]) or of lesser quality.