Views are a powerful and flexible way to list and display content. Views can be used to create lists, generate reports, create summaries, and display collections of images and other content. Basically, the Views module provides a GUI interface allowing technical and non-technical people to build simple and complex queries with little or no coding. Data is entered once, using a Content Type, displayed in various filtering formats and re-purposed throughout the site.
Lynda.com has a series of tutorials that demonstrate how to plan, build, and execute Views.
- Logon to http://lynda.com/portal/yale with your Yale NetID and password.
- Search for Drupal 7: Reporting and Visualizing Data.
Anything you need to know to work with views is available on this page.