One of the quickest and easiest ways to do research is to find articles from "periodicals." "Periodicals" is the term used by schools and libraries for magazines, journals, and newspapers. Articles are usually short, easy to find, and current. A popular way to find articles is to search for them using online databases.
Gale databases are collections of articles from periodicals and the articles in them are just as they were published except that you can get to them online. Since they are online, they can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location with Internet access.