Evidence found in newspaper, magazine and journal articles is more specific than reference/background information, and can help you to support your arguments. Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles are often required for academic papers. Articles of all kinds can be found using PCC's subscription library databases.
Do you know what a peer-reviewed journal article is? This short video discusses the difference between periodicals (news, magazine, and journal).
Also, check out these links about popular vs. scholarly sources: