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? 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: