Relational Databases

This video will discuss the things we will discuss again in class.
Watch it to familiarize yourself with the terminology.

Steven Roman's Access Database Design and Programming


Read pages 3-10, Introduction

in Steven Roman's Access Database Design and Programming. 3rd ed. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2002.

Then read pages 11-17 The Entity-Relationship Model of a Database

link to rdbms pages
Don't think you have to know or remember everything in both readings.
They are to introduce you to the basics of entity relationship structures.

If you want more on entity relationship structures,
you may find it useful to read Logical Models

in CA Erwin Data Modeler.

This is not a required reading. It is optional, but perhaps is one you might want to keep for later reading.

Should you wish to work your way through a course on relational databases

try this one

Continue to think about how you structure your information worlds