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I am trying to find some database tutorials,books and similar, since I have started this course in college, and received some material, but it is really hard to manage through all the info on the net. I searched through the questions on the site but didn't find any. Thankfull for all your input.

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You should probably add some more tags that refer to what you're looking for. MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, etc... –  Dynamo Feb 14 '11 at 15:11
    
As your question doesn't have a definite answer, you should convert it to community wiki. –  j.p. Feb 14 '11 at 15:58
    
How do I convert it? Sorry, I am new so I don't know yet... –  Nebbs Feb 14 '11 at 16:23
    
This existing question may answer some of your questions: dba.stackexchange.com/q/445/247 –  Eric Humphrey - lotsahelp Feb 14 '11 at 16:39
    
Sorry, I can't find the button to convert a question to community wiki either. I think it used to be below the text box for the question, but it isn't any more. –  j.p. Feb 15 '11 at 14:19
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It sounds like you are looking for something on an overview level rather than a practical level. If you are interested in learning about Oracle databases from a practical level, there is no better place to start than the Oracle Concepts Guide.

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Just looked at the PDF, looks interesting. I started with SQLyog, downloaded it, so I will give it a try. –  Nebbs Feb 14 '11 at 16:06
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As Dynamo already commented, it might be better if you specify which aspect of "databases" you are interested in.

If it happens to be database design, I can strongly recommend "Beginning Database Design" by Clare Churcher. It's a very accessible book, but points you into the correct direction ("normalization").

A source more valuable than this website here should be the lecturer of the course you are taking (or the teaching assistant if there are exercises). Did you ask her/him? (If you don't trust the lecturer for this question, you should consider dropping the course.)

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Yes, the lecturer should be more valuable, but.. I can't drop the course ( required course ), and I wouldn't want to, since I would like to learn more about it. Thanks for the recommendation! –  Nebbs Feb 14 '11 at 16:04
    
@Nebbs: Sorry about your lecturer. You should definitely edit your question to include some topics mentioned in the syllabus of the course to get some useful answers here. –  j.p. Feb 15 '11 at 14:24
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Clear and concise introduction to the SQL language: The Language of SQL

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Not for basic concepts but for technical references, I always prefer the sites from the DBMS itself. They are all really good IMO and most of them have a "Getting Started" or "Beginner" section.

Be sure to check out the comments (if available). Sometimes, a real gem is hidden there.

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