Hello shevill, welcome to the forum. Nice of you to become a member of Android Tablets.
To get started, I'd suggest you click this link to the Android Tablet Q&A section. Read the "Sticky:" threads at the beginning for some good general information about tablets and Android.
The best place on the forum for "shopping" information and recommendations is the Android Tablet Discussions section. When you're ready to shop for a tablet, post a thread over there so folks can discuss your tablet requirements with you and hopefully make some suggestions. Enjoy the forum!