Question: What value lies in articles? Why, for example, would a researcher choose a journal article over a book?
Answer: Journal articles offer recent, in-depth research on a topic and frequently focus on very narrow topics.
Here are a few places to start looking for articles.
Depending on the topic you choose there are many other possible resources you could search. For example: if music is a defining or major aspect of your research you may want to search in some of our Music database. The last link in this list will take you to the list of databases organized by subject.
Use these resources to find newspaper articles from the United States and the rest of the world.