Written in a jargon-free style, this title assumes no prior knowledge of databases. It adopts a learn-by-doing approach and contains practical graded assignments taking the student from elementary level to advanced. The book Integrates both theory and practice but theory is supplied in manageable chunks while symbols are used throughout to indicate learning objectives, useful tips and important points. It is written specifically for Microsoft Office 2000 but assignments can also be completed using Office XP or Office 97. A glossary of database terms is also included, which can be used as a quick reference and solutions to the assignments will be available on the Gill & Macmillan website. An easy-to-use, step by step text to bring the learner right from the basics of databases to an advanced level.