Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Organizing disambiguation pages by subject area

Readers should be able to navigate down to what they want in one pass, without having to read any heading or entry more than once.

On large disambiguation pages, organizing by subject area helps readers find the page they want.

Readers should be able to find their target with minimal reading, by:

  1. Identifying the relevant section from level 2 headers, then
  2. Identifying the relevant subsection (if present) from level 3 (and deeper) headers, then
  3. Identifying the topic they want from the entries in that (sub)section

without having to descend into irrelevant sections, and without having to read anything twice. This page discusses three principles that enable that goal, and suggested headings to use.

Guidance for individual entries is at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Disambiguation pages.