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I am creating a game in which I want to create a "What is what section", it is basically going to be a list of items containing an image with its name per item (Example image of the lead character with his name, image of a magical cube with its name etc etc).

What should such a section be called?

Example:

Confused knowing what is what? Visit the ____ section."

I need a word for the blank space.

  • Maybe "Character profile section"? Note that catalog, itself, has meant "an listing of inventory with pictures and associated descriptions" since at least 1894. – Dan Bron Aug 29 '14 at 13:02
  • I think it's common for games to call this an encyclopedia. – starwed Aug 29 '14 at 14:43
  • Sometimes called gallery. – ermanen Aug 29 '14 at 14:48
  • Catalog works, but in your context it might evoke an impression of a place where you are selling other products. I would go with gallery, which evoke the idea that everything is on display there. – Canis Lupus Aug 29 '14 at 14:57
  • Visit the Hall of Records – Jim Aug 29 '14 at 15:19
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A simple answer would be to call it the "reference section".

The Oxford English dictionary gives as one of the definitions of "reference":

"direction to a book, passage, etc., where information may be found"

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You might try something along the lines of "pictorial lexicon". Here's an example of one.

Cheers!

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If you are truly just having an image and its name (no further sentences of explanation), then that is a key. The online Oxford English Dictionary definition is:

An explanatory list of symbols used in a map, table, etc.

If you will describe each thing, then you might call this a glossary.

  • Reference, please. – tchrist Aug 30 '14 at 21:23
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The part of a document that defines specialized terms is a glossary.

Since your glossary uses images, it is a visual glossary. You can leave out the word "section" from your example, because glossary already implies that meaning.

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