Reference works, for example encyclopedias, are a great place to get an overview of your topic.
The Lakehead Library system provides access to many useful reference books for Media Studies students. These include, but are not limited to:
And notable if you are embarking on a research project involving social media:
You can also search for encyclopedia articles on your topic, in our large encyclopedia set collections found on this Dictionaries and Encyclopedias page. Popular ones include Credo, Gale, Oxford Reference Online, and Sage.