Databases make it easy for you to ensure your data are accurate, organized, and usable. This chapter covers the basics of working with a relational database. An exciting and relatively new, cloud-based Relative Database Management System (RDBMS) is something called Airtable ( Only a few decades ago, a computer was considered to be an island with only limited access to information beyond its own hard disk. Now, through communication networks and the Internet, individual computers have direct electronic access to almost unlimited sources of information.

In today’s world, almost all information is stored in databases. They are an important part of nearly every organization including schools, hospitals, and banks. To effectively compete in today’s world, you need to know how to find information and understand how it is stored.


At the end of this week, you will be able to:

Learning Activities

  1. Read the 'Databases' chapter SIMBook in SIMnet.
  2. Read through the Guide to Airtable.


  1. Complete the Access Ch 1 SIMBook Let Me Try in-reading tasks.
  2. Complete the Access Ch 2 SIMBook Let Me Try in-reading tasks.
  3. Complete the Access Ch 2 SIMnet Project.
  4. Begin working on the Database Capstone Project.