Franklin Pierce provides subscription access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for students use. These newspapers are two examples of credible, popular sources.
They are credible because they have established reputations for research and fact-checking, strong reporting, and clear editorial policies.
They are popular because they are written for a wide audience that may not have a background in the topic they are reading about.
These sites are good places to search for information about national and international news, business news, and editorials and opinions on different topics. The New York Times offers historical access back to the 1850's.
For complete access you must set up an account with each newspaper. Once your account is set up, you can go directly to the newspaper's web site.
These databases cover a wide variety of topics and contain many full-text articles including both scholarly and popular sources: