Once you have found some background information on your topic, either in education encyclopedias or other books you found in the library catalog, databases are great place to find articles relating to your topic. Here is a list of the databases in education that I recommend the most often.
Need the PDF/full-text?
Use Article Linker to search for full-text across all databases. If the article isn't available, choose Request via ILLiad or use interlibrary services to request a copy from another library.
Using Google Scholar?
Sync your Google account with USU. This will get you past paywalls for articles USU subscribes to by having you login with your A# and password.