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Top 5 Microsoft Access 2007 Books for Beginners

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So, you'd like to learn more about Microsoft Access 2007 and you don't know where to begin. I've selected five of my favorite introductory-level Access books for your perusal. Follow the "Compare Prices" links for a competitive listing of prices at various web merchants.

1. Microsoft Access 2007 Step by Step

Microsoft Press
Microsoft Press' foray into the world of Access tutorial books makes you wonder why they don't have the same team working on their product documentation. This book should be included in the box when you purchase Access. Unfortunately, it's not. Similar to the product above, this book offers and illustrated look at the program's features.
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2. Special Edition Using Microsoft Office Access 2007

Que
This is my absolute favorite Access reference book. I've ranked it number three because its 1460 pages are jam-packed with technical detail that might intimidate the beginner. However, if you're a brave soul looking for a book that will grow with you, Roger Jenning's book is the best choice.
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3. Microsoft Access 2007 Bible

Wiley
Another 1400+ page tome that offers an amazingly complete reference to the entire Access product. This book is often used as a textbook in Access courses and it includes a free CD-ROM that enables you to easily follow along with the examples. There's also a 32-page QuickStart guide to get you up and running quickly.
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4. Access 2007 for Dummies

Wiley
You don't have to be a dummy to appreciate Access 2007 for Dummies. This book, written in the world-famous Dummies style provides readers with a gentle introduction to the world of databases and Microsoft Access. It's chock full of examples and sure to please the novice user.
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5. Rational Guide to Access 2007 Templates

Mann Publishing
Zac Woodall's book provides an excellent introduction to creating and sharing Microsoft Access database templates. It's a wonderful reference for anyone who needs to occasionally or regularly design or develop Access templates.
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