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Introductory MySQL Book List

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The following are the book references for our introductory SQL classes. Books marked with an * are included in the base price of the class.


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Orange Coast Database Associates, *Lab Manuals. Laguna Niguel, CA: [ contains the PowerPoint slides used in our classes. Often over 200 slides.] Download from SlideShare documents.


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Forta, Ben (2001) *SQL in 10 Minutes. Indianapolis, IN: SAMS. ISBN 0-672-32128-9. [ Compact and inexpensive little handbook but surprisingly good value for money. I recommend it to my beginning SQL students.] Buy this book at


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Harrington, Jan L. (1998) SQL Clearly Explained. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-326426-X. [ Basic text for the SQL200 series. Straightforward introduction to standard SQL at the beginner/intermediate level. Does not go into advanced query design topics.] Buy this book at Amazon,com...


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Kline, Kevin. (2001) SQL in a Nutshell. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates. ISBN 1-56592-744-3. [ Good reference as it covers Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL and PostGres SQL. As might be expected some explanations are somewhat cursory. We may switch to handing out a pocket version of this by Gennick instead of the 10 Minutes book.Buy this book at


Related book lists: The following book lists on this site may prove of interest as well: Database Design Book List and SQL Book List. Or, use the search box below. (Note: the box has been preloaded for books, keyword SQL; but it is a "live" search box and you can change this with your own category or keywords.)

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