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What is a Database?

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This podcast is part of the series: Basics of Databases


Tina Hancock


Scottsboro Junior High School, Scottsboro City Schools


This podcast was created to discuss the basic applications of a database.  Because many are intimidated by the different features of a database, this podcast highlights the 4 major objects in an Access database, such as tables, forms, reports, and queries.  This podcast also highlights what a database would be used for.

Length: 1:21

Content Areas: Career and Technical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

BMA (7-8) Computer Essentials
6. Create a database file.
Examples: tables, reports, forms, queries
BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
7. Utilize advanced features of database software, including sorting, filtering, querying and merging data, and creating reports.
  • Organizing database content using formatting, editing, and records tools


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