Introduction to Databases
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Introduction to Databases


Introduction to Databases

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This course covers database design and the use of database management systems for applications. It includes extensive coverage of the relational model, relational algebra, and SQL. It also covers XML data including DTDs and XML Schema for validation, and the query and transformation languages XPath, XQuery, and XSLT. The course includes database design in UML, and relational design principles based on dependencies and normal forms. Many additional key database topics from the design and... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 28, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2013
Submitter: David Risner
Keywords: SQL, NoSQL, Computer Science, Database, relational databases, XML, UML


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division
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Language: English
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2 years ago

CJ Fearnley (Explorer in Universe)

I wrote a detailed review of my experience working through the course with 90,000 other students over a 10 week period in Fall 2011.  The review is on-line at

Time spent reviewing site: At least 50 hours