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Delivering concise, cutting-edge coverage, CONCEPTS OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT, 8e uses real-world cases, examples, and illustrations to give students a thorough understanding of such critical issues as database design, data integrity, concurrent updates, data security, and more. Completely updated to Microsoft Access 2013 standards, the text presents SQL in a database-neutral environment and covers all major topics, including E-R diagrams, normalization, and database design. It provides detailed coverage of the relational model (including QBE and SQL), normalization and views, database administration and management, and more. Advanced topics covered include distributed databases, data warehouses, stored procedures, triggers, data macros, and Web Apps. Ideal for an introductory database course in an information systems, business, or CIS program, CONCEPTS OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT, 8e can be used in varying disciplines by instructors who want database coverage without using a trade book or a large academic book.

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Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored over 60 textbooks, including coauthoring three levels of Microsoft Office Access 2007 books for the Shelly Cashman Series.

Joseph J. Adamski spent 12 years as a computer professional at aerospace and financial services companies and is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a computer professional and educator for over 40 years with a special interest in database management and personal uses of databases.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Database Management. 2. The Relational Model 1: Introduction, QBE, and Relational Algebra. 3. The Relational Model 2: SQL. 4. The Relational Model 3: Advanced Topics. 5. Database Design 1: Normalization. 6. Database Design 2: Design Method. 7. DBMS Functions. 8. Database Administration. 9. Database Management Approaches. Appendix A: Comprehensive Design Example: Marvel College. Appendix B: SQL Reference. Appendix C: "How Do I" Reference. Appendix D: Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions. Appendix E: Using Access to Create and Publish a Web Database. Appendix F: Determining Information-Level Requirements.

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    Great Book

    I purchased this book because I am an online student in the study of Information Technology. This is an execellent book for the student or the study yourself person. I would recommend this book to any teacher or student in this field of study.

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