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?


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. – 0.. 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

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"


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



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

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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