There is a Python Database Topic Guide at
many useful pointers.
mxODBC lives at
For those interested in ODBC internals and capabilities, SolidTech
include a full ODBC manual with their documentation at
Access Database Design and Programming by Steven Roman (O’Reilly) provides an excellent introduction to relational database concepts, SQL, and the formal operations on which it’s built. It also provides a complete reference to Microsoft Access SQL (including the Data Definition Language) and to the DAO object hierarchy.
The Data Warehouse Toolkit by Ralph Kimball (John Wiley & Sons) is the definitive text on its subject and an excellent introduction to what goes on in real-world database projects.