Read the following, then go to the next box for resources to search.
To understand the difference between popular articles and scholarly ones, review the page above (Scholarly versus Popular Articles.)
Popular publications can do these things for you:
See the boxes below for databases that will help you find popular articles.
Database resources for finding popular articles appear below. Consult the documentation that comes with a database for information about how to search it effectively.
Academic Search Ultimate contains both popular and scholarly articles. To find just popular articles for purposes of background information, do the following.
Also, consider using the Advanced Google search engine to hunt around for online news. Make sure they're from a reputable source, though!