If the popular news article links to the scientific study, that's great! However, that isn't always the case. Most likely, you'll need to do a bit of detective work. From the popular article, look for clues -- key terms, a scientific name, a scientist's name, a date range of the study. Individually, these clues might not lead to the scientific article, but together it will help narrow your results. If you get stuck, let me know or visit the research help desk in the library
Here are three ways to help you track down a scientific article:
For example, if your popular news article is from the BBC about red pandas, start with Google Scholar and do an advanced search. Add the search term (red panda), the scientist mentioned in the BBC popular news article (Hu), and add the date limiters (2020-2021) will return this scientific abstract and the full science article.
If you find an article that CMU does not own, you can request it though InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Directions on how to do so appear on the next tab.