Concise Guide to Databases

A Practical Introduction

Author: Peter Lake,Paul Crowther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447156013

Category: Computers

Page: 307

View: 5680


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.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, 2nd Edition

Author: Scott Lanning

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851395

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 7593


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

Concise Guide to Information Literacy

Author: Scott Lanning

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 99

View: 4045


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.

Concise Guide to Computing Foundations

Core Concepts and Select Scientific Applications

Author: Kevin Brewer,Cathy Bareiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319299549

Category: Computers

Page: 191

View: 3746


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.

Concise Guide to Evidence-Based Psychiatry

Author: Gregory E. Gray

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626960

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 5383


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.

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

View: 5484


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.

Building Databases

Using Microsoft Access 2010

Author: F. Mark Schiavone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615818245

Category: Database management

Page: 168

View: 1952


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.

A Concise Guide to Communication in Science and Engineering

Author: David H. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198704232


Page: 400

View: 9800


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.

A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide

Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention

Author: Stephen H. Koslow,Pedro Ruiz,Charles B. Nemeroff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992422

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9409


Suicide rates continue to increase globally. The volume of research in this field has also expanded rapidly. In A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide, leading researchers and clinicians provide a concise review of recent literature, report solutions achieved and give practical guidance for patient care to aid understanding and help prevent suicide. Each chapter is highly focused to provide pertinent information covering all major aspects of the field, from epidemiology and theories of causation through to treatment and prevention. This text will educate practising clinicians (psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, counsellors, and emergency room personnel) and other health care workers and researchers, as well as providing a pathway for undergraduate and graduate students interested in furthering their understanding of the complexities surrounding suicide. Further, mental health professionals and those in the social sciences will be extremely interested in this monograph, as will the University community, armed forces and interested lay public.

A Concise Guide to MLA Style and Documentation

Author: Thomas Fasano

Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press

ISBN: 0982129815

Category: Reference

Page: 40

View: 3058


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.