ERIC is your go-to database for education research. The EBSCO version allows you to limit by publication date as well as education level and grade. You can limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and under Publication Type limit to "research" by choosing "Reports - Research".
ERIC also exists in a free version at https://eric.ed.gov/ that you can use after you graduate.
Use Google Scholar links provided by Rod Library when off campus to link to research purchased for you by UNI.
To locate recent research in Google Scholar you will need to use the "Since" option on the upper-left hand side of the results page.
To learn more about using quotes and the intitle: command visit Advanced Research Techniques: Google Scholar
PsycINFO will not only allow you to limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, but within the Methodology options you can limit to EMPIRICAL STUDY or more specifically to either a QUALITATIVE STUDY or a QUANTITATIVE STUDY.