New Open Textbook! Database Design-2nd Edition

We are very happy to announce the release of a new open textbook by post-secondary faculty in British Columbia.

DatabaseDesign_cover_PBsize Database Design-2nd Edition covers the concepts used in database systems and the database design process. Topics include:

  1. The history of databases
  2. Characteristics and benefits of databases
  3. Data models
  4. Data modelling
  5. Classification of database management systems
  6. Integrity rules and constraints
  7. Functional dependencies
  8. Normalization
  9. Database development process

New to this edition are more examples, highlighted and defined key terms, both throughout and at the end of each chapter, and end-of-chapter review exercises. Two new chapters have been added on SQL, along with appendices that include a data model example, sample ERD exercises and SQL lab with solutions. This book is authored by Adrienne Watt and Nelson Eng, and is released under a CC-BY open license.


As part of the release of these new textbooks, BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews by qualified British Columbia faculty for these books. If you would like to review this book, please contact us. We provide a $250 stipend for faculty who review a B.C. open textbook.

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