ERIC (sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education)
CBCA: The Arts (Canadian perspective; not exclusively scholarly)
A thesaurus is a great tool for finding and refining search terms in a subject-specific database. ERIC has an education term thesaurus, for example, as does the PsycINFO psychology database and the MEDLINE medicine database.
Thesauri are curated by database editors; thesaurus term search looks at the subject and/or descriptor field in each database record.
Get familiar with the ProQuest thesaurus system, the one used by the ERIC education database:
While there is journal title coverage overlap between Scopus and Web of Science, as shown below, the two databases differ in depth of coverage (Web of Science indexes articles and keeps tracks of citations going back to the 1960s whereas Scopus coverage starts in the 1990s).
You can find lists of discipline-specific databases via the Subjects A-Z link. Many discipline-specific databases have thesauri and search facet tools optimized for disciplinary research. Here is part of the database list for Biology:
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