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A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. They are generally meant to help non-experts, and may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. See procedural knowledge for a discussion of what sort of knowledge is imparted, and how far it can be imparted, in how-tos.

Other types of instructional documentation include FAQs, manuals and guides. Wikipedia contains some procedural knowledge, partially listed below. For a list of how-tos related to Wikipedia itself, see Wikipedia:Help. Many additional how-tos can be found at Wikibooks:Main_Page.

An alphabetical listing of How-tos.


Science and teaching





Computer science

Life sciences (including food production)

First Aid

See also: Wikibooks: First Aid for a textbook


Cooking/food preparation

Language (and geography/culture?)

Literature (including reference)

Extra-curricular activities

Outdoor activities

Arts and crafts

Performing arts and music

Sports, games, and exercise


External links

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