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A compendium is a collection of detailed information about a particular show, book, or other fandom.

Compendiums are one part of fan-created resources which include print and online dictionaries, episode guides, wikis, credit zines, encyclopedias, and other non-fiction materials.

A similar fanwork is a "concordance." The two are not the same thing. A concordance "is an alphabetical list of the principal words used in a book or body of work, listing every instance of each word with its immediate context." [1]

Compendiums (aka concordances) can be online or print fanworks.

See Canon Resource for some examples.


  1. ^ from Wikipedia