Search magazines and newspapers for articles about your research topic. This will help you find out what important research has been selected by journalists to share with a general audience.
Read relevant articles to identify the peer-reviewed research reported in the article. Search for it on the library website to find the original research article you can then use and cite in your project.
Example: Reading the New York Times article Some Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Rising. Is It Enough to Save Them? leads you to the peer-reviewed journal article Opposing global change drivers counterbalance trends in breeding North American monarch butterflies in Global Change Biology.
Some good sources for magazine and newspaper articles: