Here are a few tools for doing different kinds of research among the articles. If a tool's URL has Namespace, [=PageName=], etc., insert the CamelCase namespace and/or page name that you're interested in in that space. Most tools work for all pages, not just tropes, but some rely on Administrivia/{{namespace}} or [[WhatPageTypesMean page type]].

* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ykttw_salvage_list.php The YKTTW treasure hunter]] looks for YKTTW entries that have been idle for a long time.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/needs_image.php List of all imageless trope pages]], including checkmarks for ones which could do with an image soon.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/strip_spoilers.php?g=Namespace&t=PageName Strip all the spoiler tags from a page.]] Don't use this tool stupidly. You should also add a warning about unmarked spoilers afterwards.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/page_type_counts.php The number of pages of each page type.]] There is a total of all pages at the bottom.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/articlecount.php Article counts per namespace.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/index_report.php A master list of all indices.]] Indicies in a given namespace can be found using the list at the bottom of that page or through [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/index_report.php?groupname=Namespace this link]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=Namespace Find all articles in a particular namespace.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/page_type_per_namespace.php The number of pages of each type in any given namespace.]] Click the links to get a list of said pages.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/trope_intersect_input.php Find the tropes shared by two works.]] Type [=Namespace/WorkOne into the top box and Namespace/WorkTwo into the other=]; it will find all tropes with {{wick}}s from both pages.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/inbound_referrals.php?pagename=Namespace.PageName Check the sources of inbound links for a page.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/del_wicks.php?ww=Trope The deleted wicks checker]] locates the wicks for a deleted trope page. (Only usable with admin permission.) [[note]]Or you can go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/relatedsearch.php?term=Namespace/PageName here]]. It still works for deleted and nonexistent pages.[[/note]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/editors.php?entry=Namespace.PageName A list of editors for a given page.]]
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/sortdemo.php?t=Namespace/WorkName A list of tropes in a work page, sorted by the importance people assign to them.]]
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