Usually general encyclopedias, like Encyclopedia Britannica, come up first. But then, you'll usually see a variety of more scholarly and subject-specific encyclopedias that provide different contexts for your topic.
For example, a search a on new media Includes these results:
Articles in special encyclopedias that are especially valuable when starting a research project include:
Excerpts from the entry New Media, by Kathleen M. Endres in the Encyclopedia of Gender in Media [Sage Knowledge database [online]:
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Hamline uses the Library of Congress Classification system for most of our books (except children's books).
The letter N - is the subject area of Fine Arts, then N is broken down into subclasses representing different parts of Fine Arts.
Read the first line alphabetically N, before NA, etc.
Read the second line as a whole number
Read the third line as a combination of letters and numbers. Read the letters alphabetically, Read the numbers as decimals
Read the fourth line as the year the item was published.