Questions, Questions, Questions

I have so many questions...  Is there a FAQ for this group?

1.  It appears to me that you can't connect to a database with the
standard edition. Is that true?  

2. Can you put a notebook on a Delphi form?  How?

3. Would a viable deliverable consist of the BDE, paradox tables, and
Delphi compiled forms?

I'm coming out of a Paradox environment so I'm kinda clueless here.