To find journal, magazine and newspaper articles, you need to search an index for your topic. For this assignment, try searching these indexes:
Academic Search Premier
A multi-displicinary database covering all subject areas.
Communications & Mass Media Complete
Covers magazines related to mass media and communications
Articles and book chapters related to psychology.
Articles, books, and reports in sociology and related disciplines.
Once you have identified the citations for articles you need, you can search http://proxy.mul.missouri.edu:2048/login?url=http://finditatmu.library.missouri.edu (the MU Libraries' electronic journals lookup service) to check if the journal is available full-text electronically. Just type the name of the journal/magazine/newspaper you want and note the dates available.
If it is not available online, there will be a link to search the title in the MERLIN Library Catalog to see if the library has it in paper format.