book list is provided as an aid to groups or individuals planning to
take one of our courses. Hopefully, it will prove useful to others as
well. We are an Amazon.com affiliate and you may purchase your books
through this site.We have marked especially recommended books with an *;
top choices with **. Our recommendations are based on value
for money. We will be updating this list for Acess 2010 this Spring.
following visual type books by Microsoft Press cover the material in
our beginning classes. They are inexpensive and you may want to
purchase copies for ready reference after class.
Curtis (2001) *
Microsoft Access 2002 Plain and Simple.
Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN 0-7356-1454-7. [ a
simple, visual type book. Good for beginners. We chose this book
because it has the broadest topic coverage of the "visual"
type books we looked at.
is no 2003 version. The 2002
version will do fine.]
Curtis (2007) *
Microsoft Access 2007 Plain and Simple.
Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN 0-7356-2292-2. [ updated
for 2007 and still an excellent choice.]
Curtis (2010) *
Microsoft Access 2010 Plain and Simple.
Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press. ISBN 978-0-7356-2730-7. [ updated
for 2010 and still a good choice but does not cover macros.]
addition we recommend that each organization or group have a copy of
the following (or equivalent) available for their use (or the 2007
version). It is an excellent intermediate level reference.
N., Michael R. Irwin and Jennifer Reardon (2004) **
Access 2003 Bible.
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 0-7645-3986-8. [ the, well,
bible for Microsoft Access. Very thorough
reference at the intermediate level. Good for both users and developers.
you are going to be using Access extensively you should have this
book. Groups taking our classes should own a copy of this book or its
equivalent. ] Buy
this book at Amazon.com...
on this site may prove of interest as well: MS
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