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Relational Design Links and Reading List

17 Aug 2000

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Our favorite web reading on information modeling:

Here is our suggested reading list for those who want a solid foundation in the theory and practice of relational database design:

  • Codd's most recent manifesto of relational theory.
  • Barker's excellent text on data modeling (based on Oracle CASE)
  • Hay's excellent studies of common data structures
  • Simsion's highly readable work on data modeling from a practicing consultant
  • Date and Darwen's comprehensive guide to the current SQL standard
  • Date's classic text (updated) on relational database design
  • Flemming and Von Halle's solid, though somewhat dated, manual of good practices in database design