Database Design – 2nd Edition

Adrienne Watt

Nelson Eng

Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms and review exercises at the end of each chapter.


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Book Description

This second edition of Database Design book 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.


About the Authors

Primary Author: Adrienne Watt Adrienne Watt holds a computer systems diploma (BCIT), a bachelor’s degree in technology (BCIT) and a master’s degree in business administration (City University). Since 1989, Adrienne has worked as an educator and gained extensive experience developing and delivering business and technology curriculum to post-secondary students. During that time, she ran a Read more »