Acknowledged author Mark L. Gillenson wrote Fundamentals of Database Management Systems comprising 416 pages back in 2011. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0470624701 and 9780470624708. Since then Fundamentals of Database Management Systems textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $18.62 or rent at the marketplace.
Gillenson's new edition of Fundamentals of Database Management Systems provides concise coverage of the fundamental topics necessary for a deep understanding of the basics. In this issue, there is more emphasis on a practical approach, with new "your turn" boxes and much more coverage in a separate supplement on how to implement databases with Access. In every chapter, the author covers concepts first, then show how they're implemented in continuing case(s.) "Your Turn" boxes appear several times throughout the chapter to apply concepts to projects. And "Concepts in Action" boxes contain examples of concepts used in practice. This pedagogy is easily demonstrable and the text also includes more hands-on exercises and projects and a standard diagramming style for the data modeling diagrams. Furthermore, revised and updated content and organization includes more coverage on database control issues, earlier coverage of SQL, and new coverage on data quality issues.