The blog entry I was going to write here would have covered the format and most of the major options for the SELECT statement. While doing a little checking on the internet before posting I realized I am a complete idiot! W3Schools.com, one of the best resources on the web for programming tutorials has a fantastic tutorial on SQL.
It covers the basics of getting data into and out of your database. Beyond the tutorial information, the site includes an interactive demonstration which lets you try out your newly found SQL knowledge. There’s even this SQL Quick Reference to help you remember what you learned.