Concise Guide to Databases

A Practical Introduction

Author: Peter Lake,Paul Crowther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447156013

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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This easy-to-read textbook/reference presents a comprehensive introduction to databases, opening with a concise history of databases and of data as an organisational asset. As relational database management systems are no longer the only database solution, the book takes a wider view of database technology, encompassing big data, NoSQL, object and object-relational and in-memory databases. The text also examines the issues of scalability, availability, performance and security encountered when building and running a database in the real world. Topics and features: presents review and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to skill-building, hands-on exercises; introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies in database systems, placing these in an historic context; describes the challenges faced by database professionals; reviews the use of a variety of database types in business environments; discusses areas for further research within this fast-moving domain.
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Concise Guide to Information Literacy, 2nd Edition

Author: Scott Lanning

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851395

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This concise but information-packed text helps high school students in upper grade levels and lower division college and university students quickly master the basics of information literacy. • Serves school and academic librarians and others in teaching basic information literacy skills to students • Helps students learn how to find, analyze, use, and process information quickly and efficiently • Supplies librarians and teachers with a concise textbook that is useful for student instruction and as a research guide
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Concise Guide to Information Literacy

Author: Scott Lanning

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 99

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At a time when students are bombarded with a seemingly infinite variety of information sources, this invaluable guide helps them build the skills they need to distinguish good sources from those that are less reliable.
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Concise Guide to Computing Foundations

Core Concepts and Select Scientific Applications

Author: Kevin Brewer,Cathy Bareiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319299549

Category: Computers

Page: 191

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This book will help future scientists to become more intelligent users of computing technology in their practice of science. The content is suitable for introductory courses on the foundations of computing and the specific application of computers in different areas of science. The text presents a set of modules for use in existing science courses in order to integrate individual aspects of computational thinking, as well as a set of modules introducing the computer science concepts needed to understand the computing involved. These modules guide science students in their independent learning. The book covers computing applications in such diverse areas as bioinformatics, chemical kinetics, hydrogeological modeling, and mechanics of materials, geographic information systems, flow analysis, the solving of equations, curve fitting, optimization, and scientific data acquisition. The computing topics covered include simulations, errors, data representation, algorithms, XMS, compression, databases, performance, and complexity.
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Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Author: Gregory E. Gray

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626960

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry (EBP) is a must-have resource for informed decision-making in psychiatric practice today. This single, easy-to-use reference will enable practitioners to find answers to clinical questions, critically appraise articles, and apply the results of their findings to patients. This practical handbook provides quick access to EBP theories, tools, and methods. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is a one-stop reference for using the literature to improve patient outcomes. Features include: Practical -- Filled with how-to information, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry outlines the latest techniques for accessing, assessing, and interpreting the literature. Easy to use -- Includes many tables of essential websites for finding reliable information on the Internet, best-practice strategies for searching the medical literature. Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry fills an important role as the first EBP text for teaching residents, who are now required to develop such skills to meet the ACGME "practice-based learning and improvement" core competency. Special features for pedagogical use include suggestions for teaching EBP in residency programs, profuse examples from the psychiatric literature, and worksheets for the critical appraisal of clinical trials, diagnostic tests, epidemiologic studies, studies of prognosis, and more. Whether for self-study or use in residency programs, Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry is the best resource available to help practitioners apply current research findings to their work with patients.
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Concise Guide to Computers in Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Carlyle H. Chan,John S. Luo,Robert S. Kennedy

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585621002

Category: Medical

Page: 169

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It focuses on computer applications relevant to clinical psychiatric practice, including all the new tools for assimilating and managing the requisite knowledge, facilitating the required documentation, and providing clinical service.
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Building Databases

Using Microsoft Access 2010

Author: F. Mark Schiavone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615818245

Category: Database management

Page: 168

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Microsoft Access is a complete relational database management system that offers powerful tools for creating tables, queries, forms and reports. This concise guide to building databases begins with a short but practical overview of good database design--beginning with how to model the numerous tables that are required to manage the real world facts about objects, places, or events. Following the design review, you learn how to: Create tables and establish field data types, validation rules, input masks, indices and primary keys, and formatting; Establish relational joins between tables to model one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships; Build queries to ask specific questions of your databases, or to perform common maintenance tasks against your tables and their data; Create forms and reports that make working with relational data easy. You'll be introduced to creating simple and complex forms that allow you to work with any kind of related data. Also covered is the topic of creating powerful grouped and summary reports. This title is the first in a series on Building components for a Microsoft Access database. The books in this series focus on a task-based approach to learning Microsoft Access and therefore differ from other books that feature a complete review of all the commands and tools available in Microsoft Access. Schiavone taught database design for large organizations for over 10 years. This task-based approach to learning is the result of years of field experience in training office and technology workers what they need to know to get the job done.--Publisher's description.
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A Concise Guide to Communication in Science and Engineering

Author: David H. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198704232

Category:

Page: 400

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Success in scientific and engineering research depends on effective writing and presentation. The purpose of this guide is to help the reader achieve that goal. It enables students and researchers to write and present material to a professional modern standard, efficiently and painlessly, and with maximum impact. The approach is not prescriptive. Rather, the emphasis is on a logical approach to communication, informed by what needs to be achieved, what works in practice, and what interferes with success. Over 400 examples of good and bad writing and graphing are presented. Each is from a published research article and is accompanied by analysis, comment, and correction where needed. Journal reviewers' critiques of submitted manuscripts are included to illustrate common pitfalls. Above all, this is a "how-to" book, comprehensive but concise, suitable for continuous study or quick reference. Checklists at the end of each chapter enable the reader to test the readiness of a dissertation, journal submission, or conference presentation for assessment or review. Although oriented towards engineering and the physical and life sciences, it is also relevant to other areas, including behavioural and clinical sciences and medicine.
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Database Design for Mere Mortals

A Hands-on Guide to Relational Database Design

Author: Michael James Hernandez

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201752847

Category: Computers

Page: 611

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"This book takes the somewhat daunting process of database design and breaks it into completely manageable and understandable components. Mike's approach whilst simple is completely professional, and I can recommend this book to any novice database designer." --Sandra Barker, Lecturer, University of South Australia, Australia "Databases are a critical infrastructure technology for information systems and today's business. Mike Hernandez has written a literate explanation of database technology--a topic that is intricate and often obscure. If you design databases yourself, this book will educate you about pitfalls and show you what to do. If you purchase products that use a database, the book explains the technology so that you can understand what the vendor is doing and assess their products better." --Michael Blaha, consultant and trainer, author of A Manager's Guide to Database Technology "If you told me that Mike Hernandez could improve on the first edition of Database Design for Mere Mortals I wouldn't have believed you, but he did! The second edition is packed with more real-world examples, detailed explanations, and even includes database-design tools on the CD-ROM! This is a must-read for anyone who is even remotely interested in relational database design, from the individual who is called upon occasionally to create a useful tool at work, to the seasoned professional who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Simply put, if you want to do it right, read this book!" --Matt Greer, Process Control Development, The Dow Chemical Company "Mike's approach to database design is totally common-sense based, yet he's adhered to all the rules of good relational database design. I use Mike's books in my starter database-design class, and I recommend his books to anyone who's interested in learning how to design databases or how to write SQL queries." --Michelle Poolet, President, MVDS, Inc. "Slapping together sophisticated applications with poorly designed data will hurt you just as much now as when Mike wrote his first edition, perhaps even more. Whether you're just getting started developing with data or are a seasoned pro; whether you've read Mike's previous book or this is your first; whether you're happier letting someone else design your data or you love doing it yourself--this is the book for you. Mike's ability to explain these concepts in a way that's not only clear, but fun, continues to amaze me." --From the Foreword by Ken Getz, MCW Technologies, coauthor ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart "The first edition of Mike Hernandez's book Database Design for Mere Mortals was one of the few books that survived the cut when I moved my office to smaller quarters. The second edition expands and improves on the original in so many ways. It is not only a good, clear read, but contains a remarkable quantity of clear, concise thinking on a very complex subject. It's a must for anyone interested in the subject of database design." --Malcolm C. Rubel, Performance Dynamics Associates "Mike's excellent guide to relational database design deserves a second edition. His book is an essential tool for fledgling Microsoft Access and other desktop database developers, as well as for client/server pros. I recommend it highly to all my readers." --Roger Jennings, author of Special Edition Using Access 2002 "There are no silver bullets! Database technology has advanced dramatically, the newest crop of database servers perform operations faster than anyone could have imagined six years ago, but none of these technological advances will help fix a bad database design, or capture data that you forgot to include! Database Design for Mere Mortals(TM), Second Edition, helps you design your database right in the first place!" --Matt Nunn, Product Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation "When my brother started his professional career as a developer, I gave him Mike's book to help him understand database concepts and make real-world application of database technology. When I need a refresher on the finer points of database design, this is the book I pick up. I do not think that there is a better testimony to the value of a book than that it gets used. For this reason I have wholeheartedly recommended to my peers and students that they utilize this book in their day-to-day development tasks." --Chris Kunicki, Senior Consultant, OfficeZealot.com "Mike has always had an incredible knack for taking the most complex topics, breaking them down, and explaining them so that anyone can 'get it.' He has honed and polished his first very, very good edition and made it even better. If you're just starting out building database applications, this book is a must-read cover to cover. Expert designers will find Mike's approach fresh and enlightening and a source of great material for training others." --John Viescas, President, Viescas Consulting, Inc., author of Running Microsoft Access 2000 and coauthor of SQL Queries for Mere Mortals "Whether you need to learn about relational database design in general, design a relational database, understand relational database terminology, or learn best practices for implementing a relational database, Database Design for Mere Mortals(TM), Second Edition, is an indispensable book that you'll refer to often. With his many years of real-world experience designing relational databases, Michael shows you how to analyze and improve existing databases, implement keys, define table relationships and business rules, and create data views, resulting in data integrity, uniform access to data, and reduced data-entry errors." --Paul Cornell, Site Editor, MSDN Office Developer Center Sound database design can save hours of development time and ensure functionality and reliability. Database Design for Mere Mortals(TM), Second Edition, is a straightforward, platform-independent tutorial on the basic principles of relational database design. It provides a commonsense design methodology for developing databases that work. Database design expert Michael J. Hernandez has expanded his best-selling first edition, maintaining its hands-on approach and accessibility while updating its coverage and including even more examples and illustrations. This edition features a CD-ROM that includes diagrams of sample databases, as well as design guidelines, documentation forms, and examples of the database design process. This book will give you the knowledge and tools you need to create efficient and effective relational databases.
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A Concise Guide to MLA Style and Documentation

Author: Thomas Fasano

Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press

ISBN: 0982129815

Category: Reference

Page: 40

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A CONCISE GUIDE TO MLA STYLE AND DOCUMENTATION is an affordable and classroom-tested resource that provides only the information students need most often and -- according to the author's own students -- is easier to use than the actual MLA Handbook. This edition incorporates several major changes from the new MLA Handbook, Seventh Edition. It also has a two-color design, a numbering system, and an index to help students find information quickly and easily. Here students will discover useful advice on gathering sources, compiling notes, summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting properly, and avoiding plagiarism.
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