Well, upon a little more investigation, I think I found answers to my questions...which are actually all answered in the affirmative. You can use all of these tools. I did manage to figure out that when I get the mysql> screen, that's where I begin entering CREATE table "name" and the columns, contraints, values. So...I made my first database in the terminal. I would still love to see more tricks such as the OSX Guide person requested. Thanks again for a great tutorial!