Evidence found in newspaper, magazine and journal articles is more specific than background information and support your arguments. Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles are often required for academic papers. These articles are found using subscription library databases.
The short list of databases on this page may be particularly useful for your assignment. A full list of our databases can be found here:
These databases feature combinations of newspaper, magazine and scholarly articles on a variety of topics. See the database descriptions below for details.
These databases specialize in scholarly articles from academic journals. Some other databases, such as Academic Search Premier (listed on the left side of this page), offer a mixture of articles from academic journals and other sources such as newspapers and magazines.
Do you know what a peer-reviewed journal article is? The videos below discuss the difference between "popular" non-scholarly periodicals (including newspapers and magazines) and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Also, check out these links about popular vs. scholarly sources: