The Babase Documentation
The Babase Pocket Reference is the place to go for diagrams
Overview of the Babase software project for the general public
Documentation on the software Babase uses
The PosgreSQL web site
Postgresql version 9.1 documentation
- There are two complete on-line books on PostgreSQL. These include information on accessing the database using the psql Unix command.
- The Babase phpPgAdmin interface contains little question marks which are links to documentation
The phpPgAdmin web site
The phpPgAdmin documentation is geared to the system's administrator but may contain some useful information
Places to go for help
Babase users are encouraged to ask questions, both on the Babase mailing list and on the mailing lists setup for questions on the software which Babase is made of. The article How to Ask Questions the Smart Way provides good information on how to get answers when writing public mailing lists. When asking SQL related question it will almost certainly be a good idea to include a reference to http://papio.biology.duke.edu/pocket_reference.pdf and the entity-relationship diagrams contained therein.
For questions on the Babase web interface, including how to submit SQL queries, download results, and so forth, there is the phpPgAdmin help forum.
If you have a Babase-specific question, check the Babase FAQs before asking a data manager or project leader.
Save your queries so you can re-run them later, need be. Put the really useful ones on this wiki.