SQL Books

Leveraging your relational database management system (RDBMS) to it’s greatest advantage requires some knowledge of SQL or Structured Query Language.  However, finding the best books on SQL can be a challenge

The following is a list of books in our current library:

  1. The Language of SQL – 2nd Edition:  Get Started Fast with SQL, Larry RockOff (Addison-Wesley), 224 pages.  Copyright 2017 by Pearson Education, Inc.  Paperback $29.99 US / $36.99 CDN
    • ISBN-13:  978-0-13-465825-4
    • ISBN-10:  0-13-465825-6
  2. Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes  – Fourth Edition, Ben Forta, (Copyright 2013 by Pearson Education, Inc.), 274 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  9780672336072
    • ISBN-10: 0672336073
  3. Sams Teach Yourself T-SQL in One Hour a Day, Alison Balter, (Copyright 2016 by Pearson Eduction, Inc.), 418 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-0-672-33743-7
    •  ISBN-10:  0-672-33743-6
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  4. SQL For Mere Mortals – 3rd Edition:  A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL, JohnL. Viescas, Michael J. Hernandez, (Addison-Wesley), 760 pages. Copyright 2014.  (Fourth printing June 2015)
    • ISBN-13:  978-0-321-99247-5
    • ISBN-10:  0-321-99247-4
  5. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed, Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein,  (SAMS, Copyright 2015 by Pearson Education, Inc.), 2077 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-0-672-33729-1
    • ISBN-10:  0-672-33729-0
  6. Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training Kit – Exam 70-461, Itzik Ben-Gan, Dejan Sarka, Ron Talmage, Microsoft Press, Eleventh Printing:  November 2015, Copyright 2012 by SolidQuality Global St., 704 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-0-7356-6605-4
  7. The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL, Ken Henderson, 592 pages.
    • Kindle Edition:  CDN$ 43.11, Paperback CDN$:  72.99
  8. T-SQL Fundamentals – Third Edition, Itzik Ben-Gan, Microsoft Press / SolidQ, 464 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-1509302000
    • ISBN-10:  150930200X
  9. T-SQL Querying – Itzik Ben-Gan, Adam Machanic, Dejan Sarka, Kevin Farlee, (Microsoft Press – March 6, 2016), 864 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-0735685048
    • 978-0735685048
  10. SQL For Dummies
  11. Joe Celko’s SQL Programming Style (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems), Joe Celko, 272 pages.
  12. Joe Celko’s SQL for Smarties:  Advanced SQL Programming – Fifth Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems), Joe Celko, 806 pages.
  13. Joe Celko’s Thinking in Sets:  Auxilliary, Temporal, and Virtual Tables in SQL (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems), Joe Celko
  14. Joe Celko’s SQL Programming Style (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems), Joe Celko
  15. Joe Celko’s SQL Puzzles and Answers – Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems), Joe Celko
  16. SQL Server 2014 Database Design – Third Edition, Kalman Toth, Copyright 2014 by Kalman Toth, 464 pages.
    • ISBN-13:  978-1499367676
    • ISBN-10:  1499367678

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