Here are some resources that might help you in your quest to build a site.
Also, on May 25, 2010, TSO gave a Brownbag course on Creating Research Web Sites with Drupal and the PDF of the slides are attached below. User Groups
Mailing Lists Here are some e-mail lists that you may find useful:
Tutorials, Videos, etc.Here are a few other, great resources to get started -
Getting Started References Check out the beginner track at DrupalCamp Atlanta - http://drupalcampatlanta.com/sessions/beginner-topics If you want a test environment on your Win/Mac - the fastest way is using Acquia's "DAMP" (Drupal/Apache/MySQL/PHP) package. This gives you a nice graphic interface to getting a web and database server running on your local machine. Download Documentation.