Here is a quick link to ERIC
Check your search terms in the Thesaurus - use the language of "The Conversation". Make sure that the database is using the same language you are. As a simple example, instead of using the search term "job readiness", the index will tell you to instead use "career readiness". These simple changes in your search terms can give you drastically different results.
Limiting by "Source Type" is especially useful in ERIC.
ERIC Documents, in addition to research articles, also contain things you might still find quite useful as a student teacher (lesson plans, templates, educational statistics etc...)
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