UC Berkeley School of Information

IS 257: Database Management

Textbooks and Readings

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Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Mary B. Prescott and Heikki Topi. Modern Database Management (Ninth Edition). Prentice Hall (Pearson Educational) : Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2008. (ISBN 979-0-13-600391-5)

There may be delays in obtaining this book, so the older editions (7th or 8th) can also be used.


Garcia-Molina, Hector, Jeffrey D. Ullman and Jennifer Widom. Database Systems: The Complete Book (second edition). Pearson/Prentice Hall : Upper Saddle River, NJ (2009) (ISBN13: 978-0-13-187325-4)

Riccardi, Greg. Principles of Database Systems with Internet and Java Applications. Addison-Wesley : Reading, Mass., 2001. (ISBN 0-201-61247-X)

Atre, S. Data Base: Structured Techniques for Design, Performance, and Management. (Second Edition). Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co. : Menlo Park, California, 1985.

Koneman, P. Advanced Projects for Microsoft Access 2000 Prentice Hall : Upper Saddle River, NJ (2001) (ISBN 0-13-088541-X)

Additional (Optional) Reading:

Codd, E. F. "A Relational Model for Large Shared Data Banks," Communications of the ACM 13:6 (June 1970) 377-387.

Date, C. J. Database: A Primer. Addison Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1983. (MAIN, QA76.9.D3.D366)

Date, C. J. An Introduction to Database Systems. Pearson/Prentice Hall : Upper Saddle River, NJ (2003), Eighth Edition.

Davis, William S. and Schreiner, Paul Computing Fundamentals: dBaseIV, Addison Wesley, Reading Massachusetts, 1990.

Inmon, William H. Effective Data Base Design Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (1981).

Kent, William. "A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory," Communications of the ACM 26:2 (February 1983) 120-125.

Koenig, M.E.D. "Special Tutorial: Data Relationships: Bibliographic Information Retrieval Systems and Database Management Software," Information Technology and Libraries. September, 1985.

Olle, T. William. The CODASYL Approach to Data Base Management. Wiley, New York (1978). (MAIN, QA76.9.D3044)

Stonebraker, Michael. "Retrospective on a Database System," ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 5:2 (June 1980) 225-240.

Stonebraker, Michael (editor). Readings in database systems (2nd ed.) San Mateo, Calif. : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1994. (Engin QA76.9.D3 R4 1994)

Teorey, Toby J. Database Modelling and Design: The Fundamental Principles (second edition) San Francisco : Morgan Kaufman, 1994.

Wiederhold, Gio. Database Design. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York (1983). (MATH, QA76.9.D3.W531)

Wiederhold, Gio. File Organization for Database Design. McGraw-Hill, New York (1987).