To understand the difference between popular articles and scholarly ones, review the page about 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.
ACADEMIC SEARCH ULTIMATE
Put in your search statement and then scroll down and select these options under Publication Type: "Periodical or "Newspaper". (TIP: you might find that some scholarly journal articles come up if you use "Periodical".) You can also directly search for academic journal articles in this database.
You may want to sort results by "Date Newest".
You can search for popular articles, specifically magazines and newspaper articles, in this database by putting in your search terms and then scrolling down to "Source Type" and clicking "Magazines" and "Newspapers". You can also search for scholarly articles in this database.
Some search tips here.
After running search, sort by "Most Recent First".
1. Elsevier: News category
Click here. Click on the magnifying glass at the top to the right of the text "journals and books". A box will open where you can search by your topic. Run your search. On the left, at "Article type", click "show more" and scroll down to select news.
2. Or, browse the list of newspaper databases here to find one's appropriate for your work in the class.
3. You can also use the advanced Google search interface. After running a search, click on News at the top of the search results. Make sure the news item comes from a reliable source.