Appendix E. Suggestions for Further Reading
Here is a brief list of some books on database theory:
Atzeni, P. and De Antonellis, V., Relational Database Theory, Benjamin Cummings, 1993, 389 pages. A highly theoretical and mathematical treatment of the subject.
Codd, E.F., The Relational Model for Database Management: Version 2, Addison-Wesley, 1990, 538 pages. The classic exposition of the relational model by one of its creators and chief proponents.
Date, C.J., An Introduction to Database Systems, 6th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1995, 839 pages. A less formal and highly readable book.
Simovici, D. and Tenney, R., Relational Database Systems, Academic Press, 1995, 485 pages. This is a very mathematical treatment of the subject. Much better written than the Atzeni and De Antonellis book.
Ullman, J., Principles of Database and Knowledge-Base Systems, Volume 1: Classical Database Systems, Computer Science Press, 1988, 631 pages. A book with a somewhat different point of view. Not as mathematical as Atzeni or Simovici, but more mathematical than Date.