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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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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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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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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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PostgreSQL is a good choice because is really open source!

The project have a great documentation, really simple and understandable. Also, the community is very reliable and dedicated providing a great maturity to the project.

A good and a complete option to start in database world.

If you are a kind of person that like books, I could suggest: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/books/

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