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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: GOOD Database Books?

    Hi,

    I've got a database book which isn't really that great, i've recently looked at some reviews on this book by other people and it seems they are also having the same problem as i am.

    I've studied databases at college before but as any other student, i found it boring and switched off during classes, however for the second year in my degree, databases are covered in almost all subjects. (The Horror I Know).

    So i am wondering if anyone out there can give me some titles to database books, which meet these requirements:

    * Easy for Beginners to understand.
    * Covers small to medium sized databases .
    * It has to be based on Microsoft Access (thats what we cover in college - horrid i know)
    * Covers database topics in detail but doesn't repeat itself over and over (ERD, Normalization etc..).
    * Also has some exercises for the reader.
    * (Optional) Solutions to any questions that the book may have.

    Any help would be great and all books that people may recommend are welcome.

    Thanks
    Armanian

  2. #2
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    bump!

    Can anyone answer this?

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    "has to be based on Microsoft Access"

    oh well, too bad

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    Oh go on then, if your to modost to plug your own book.....


    if you need a good basic grounding in SQL theres an excellent text written by Rudy (R9370.. see the reference in his signature)

    if you want a good Access book then Access Developers handbook", published by Sybex is 'the' one in my books.. but its not for the faint hearted, its not for a beginner... it is for soemone who wants to take developing Access seriously
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Quote Originally Posted by healdem
    your to modost
    wow, a misspelling trifecta, three errors in three successive words

    come on, todd, try a little harder

    i wonder how many programming errors you make due to poor typing...

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    Hey Armanian;

    Access Developers handbook as previously mentioned.

    I think also maybe something which would fit your criteria might be one of Alison Balter's books perhaps;

    Amazon.com: Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Office Access 2003: Alison Balter: Books

    Good luck and once you scale-up from Access to SQL Server, don't forget to buy Rudy's book!
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    Thanks for the suggestions (atleast the ones who gave me some).

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