A course in database management has become well established as a required
course in both undergraduate and graduate management information systems degree
programs. This is as it should be, considering the central position of the database
field in the information systems environment. Indeed, a solid understanding of the
fundamentals of database management is crucial for success in the information
systems field. An IS professional should be able to talk to the users in a business
setting, ask the right questions about the nature of their entities, their attributes, and
the relationships among them, and quickly decide whether their existing data and
database designs are properly structured or not. An IS professional should be able
to design new databases with confidence that they will serve their owners and users
well. An IS professional should be able to guide a company in the best use of the
various database-related technologies.
Gillenson's new edition of Fundamentals of Database Management Systems provides concise coverage of the fundamental topics necessary for a deep understanding of the basics. In this issue, there is more emphasis on a practical approach, with new "your turn" boxes and much more coverage in a separate supplement on how to implement databases with Access.
In every chapter, the author covers concepts first, then show how they're implemented in continuing case(s.) "Your Turn" boxes appear several times throughout the chapter to apply concepts to projects. And "Concepts in Action" boxes contain examples of concepts used in practice. This pedagogy is easily demonstrable and the text also includes more hands-on exercises and projects and a standard diagramming style for the data modeling diagrams. Furthermore, revised and updated content and organization includes more coverage on database control issues, earlier coverage of SQL, and new coverage on data quality issues.
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