Higher Education

Microsoft® Access® 2013: Illustrated Introductory, 1st Edition

  • Lisa Friedrichsen Johnson County Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1285093283  |  ISBN-13: 9781285093284
  • 296 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Praised by instructors for its concise, focused approach and user-friendly format, the Illustrated Series engages both computer rookies and hot shots in mastering MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013 quickly and efficiently. Skills are accessible and easy-to-follow thanks to the Illustrated Series' hallmark 2-page layout, which allows students to see an entire task in one view. New Learning Outcomes outline the skills covered in each lesson, and larger full-color screens represent exactly what students should see on their own computers. Each unit begins with a brief overview of the principles of the lesson, and introduces a case study for further application.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Concise, to-the-point instruction helps students learn essential skills for using Microsoft Access 2013—including step-by-step instructions on creating and working with tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Unique 2-page spread keeps learners of all levels engaged and on track by presenting an entire task in a single view.
  • Predicts commonly made mistakes and offers "Quick Tips" and "Troubles" within the step-by-step directions to help students avoid typical errors and pitfalls.
  • Makes concepts relevant with end-of-chapter Independent Challenges and Visual Workshops.
  • Serves as a great reference both during and after the course.

Table of Contents

Unit A: Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2013.
Unit A: Getting Started with Access 2013.
Unit B: Building and Using Queries.
Unit C: Using Forms.
Unit D: Using Reports.
Unit E: Modifying the Database Structure.
Unit F: Improving Queries.
Unit G: Enhancing Forms.
Unit H: Analyzing Data with Reports.
Appendix: Capstone Projects.
Appendix: SAM Projects.
Appendix: Working with Windows Live and Office Web Apps.

What's New

  • Updated to reflect the changes in the latest release of Microsoft Access 2013.
  • New! Learning outcomes for each 2-page lesson mapped to assessments, including SAM Assessment and SAM Projects.
  • New! Design improvements help keep students engaged and on track.
  • Updated appendix on SkyDrive and Microsoft Office Web Apps help students learn to use Office in the cloud.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Microsoft® Access® 2013: Illustrated Introductory + Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Projects

ISBN-10: 130523975X  | ISBN-13: 9781305239753

List Price = $154.95  | CengageBrain Price = $154.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Access® 2013: Illustrated Introductory
    List Price = $83.95  | CengageBrain Price = $83.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00
  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Illustrated Projects
    List Price = $78.95  | CengageBrain Price = $78.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00


Bundle: Enhanced Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete + Microsoft® Access® 2013: Illustrated Introductory + SAM 2013 Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1337359009 | ISBN-13:  9781337359009

List Price = $226.95  | CengageBrain Price = $226.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $170.21

This Bundle Includes:

  • Enhanced Microsoft® Excel® 2013: Illustrated Complete
    List Price = $163.95  | CengageBrain Price = $163.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $123.50
  • Microsoft® Access® 2013: Illustrated Introductory
    List Price = $83.95  | CengageBrain Price = $83.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $63.00
  • SAM 2013 Projects v1.0 Printed Access Card
    List Price = $77.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.75


Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I like the very user-friendly approach and layout of the Illustrated book, as well as the pedagogy – the review skills and concepts. The students are reading and using the extra tips and information in the margins, which is a surprise to me because with the previous book I used they were overwhelmed by too much information. This 'hits it'."

— Linda Baier, Mayville State University

"My custom Illustrated books cover the material well. My students tell me that they are written in a way they can understand. The books give excellent material but leaves the instructor room for innovative projects. The exercises are great learning tools. When the students tell me they are reading the text, I know we have made a good choice."

— Melisa "Joey" Bryant, Forsyth Technical Community College

"Very user-friendly for students. Good graphics and activities. Provides the concepts in a way students understand."

— Deborah Peairs, Clark State Community College

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285093305 | ISBN-13: 9781285093307)

Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solutions files, syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285093313 | ISBN-13: 9781285093314)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

List Price = $18.95  | CengageBrain Price = $18.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.50

Student Supplements

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 1285093313 | ISBN-13: 9781285093314)

All data files and data file grids necessary to complete chapter projects are conveniently located on this CD for students who do not have reliable internet access.

List Price = $18.95  | CengageBrain Price = $18.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lisa Friedrichsen

Lisa Friedrichsen is a Professor at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, where she teaches database and web development classes. As an author, she has written several prominent Access, Office, and Web related textbooks. Ms. Friedrichsen combines her ability to teach with extensive industry experience to create clear, practical presentations. Ms. Friedrichsen’s undergraduate degree is in Engineering from Iowa State University and she has an MBA from Drake University. She worked for a decade at IBM Corporation before becoming a consultant, author, and college professor.