Chapter 19. Getting Started with Access

An Introduction to Access

Access is a database program that enables you to store and manage large collections of information. Access provides you with all of the tools that you need to create an efficient and effective database. Databases are useful for finding specific data in a large collection of information, and you can perform calculations on the information contained in a database. For more information on Access, you can visit the Microsoft Web site at www.microsoft.com/access.

Database Uses

Many people use databases to store and organize personal information, such as addresses, music and video collections, recipes, or a wine list - much more efficient than using sheets of paper or index cards. Companies ...

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