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Your About.com Guide to Databases reviews and discusses popular database products and books. These range from "Top 10" style lists covering various topics to in-depth product reviews discussing the pros and cons of various database solutions.

Top 6 SQL Books
Looking for a book to help you get started with Strucutred Query Language? Need a new reference book for your shelf? Check out my favorite SQL books.

Top 5 Database Programming Books
Are you a database administrator looking to make the big move toward development? A programmer looking to make the rewarding plunge into database work? Perhaps you're even a seasoned database developer looking for a few good reference books. Here are my top five picks, representing several commonly used technologies.

Top 5 Desktop Databases
Desktop databases offer simple, flexible solutions for data storage and retrieval. They're often quite sufficient to meet uncomplicated database requirements for both small and large organizations. If you're not sure if a desktop database is right for you, try reading the Choosing a Database series of articles which cover both desktop and server...

Top 6 Microsoft Access Books for Beginners
So, you'd like to learn more about Microsoft Access 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.

Top 5 Oracle Reference Books
Looking for an Oracle reference book? Here are the top five books in the category.

Top 5 MCDBA 70-228 Exam Training Guides
If you're preparing to take the 70-228 "Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition" exam, you've probably already seen the wide array of preparation materials on the shelves of your local bookstore. In this article, we'll take a look at the top five test prep guides and help you invest your $50 wisely.

Top 5 MCDBA 70-229 Training Guides
If you're preparing to take the 70-229 "Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition" exam on the path to earning your MCDBA credential, you'd be well advised to pick up at least one exam training guide. In this feature, we'll take a look at the top guides to help you prepare for the big test.

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