There are a large number of databases available, each one different from another in a variety of ways. They may have very different search features and options. Some databases are subject specific while others cover a more general, broad-based range of subject areas. They may provide full online access to some or all of the items (article, book, video, etc.), or they may provide only an abstract or partial clip, or just list the item's citation information.
Academic Search Complete, ERIC and Education Journals are great databases to start with for just about any education topic. The other databases listed below are additional resources you may also want to use depending on your topic. Don't get discouraged if the item you want is not full text in the database you are using - there are several ways you can still get it! See the Articles and Books & Reference Materials sections of this guide.