Sorry to sound so pathetic and girly, but could you please point me in the direction of somewhere or someone who could help me with getting started with a JDBC. I have an Oracle Database (after many long weeks attempting to set it up! ) and I need to write a servlet to query it. I am quite happy with the servlet code required, however setting up the JDBC just confuses the hell out of me... in fact using Java and DataBases scares me silly!!!