The resources on the lists below will bring you to more specific, and often scholarly, souces that address your topic. You'll also find access to datasets, multimedia, and other types of resources among these resources. If you have questions or need help using any of these resources at any time, get in touch with a librarian.
One stop search portal for multiple news and newspaper databases: AltPressWatch, Canadian Newsstream, Ethnic Newswatch, Gannett Newsstand, GenderWatch, US Newsstream and International Newsstream. ProQuest Historical Newspapers are also included, with access to the complete seventy year run of the Chicago Defender and full page scans reaching back to the founding 19th century issues for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
Search hundreds of newspapers (.pdf) by title and date or by keyword. Database includes the Syracuse Post Standard. Coverage for some papers goes back to the 1700's.
Along with SUMMON, which helps you to locate full text articles (among many other things), you may want to choose another general/interdisciplinary database when searching for both popular and scholarly articles:
These resources search a variety of databases and reference sources to return a wide spectrum of scholarly and popular material, and they'll exclude the Book, DVD, Government Document, and other formats available via SUMMON. These resources feature primarily articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals.