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The following book list is provided as an aide to those planning to take one of our courses. Hopefully, it will prove useful to others as well. We are an affiliate and you may purchase your books through this site.We have marked especially recommended books with an *; top choices with **. Our recommendations are based on value for money. Although books are not required for our classes we do recommend you purchase one for reference after the class.

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Novalis, Susann (1999) Access 2000 VBA Handbook. Alameda, CA: SYBEX Inc. ISBN 0-7821-2324-4. [ good VBA reference. Has lots of examples and code snippets.] Buy this book at


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Simpson, Alan (2004) Access VBA Programming for Dummies*. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-7645-7411-6. [ good beginners reference. Written in a pleasant style with lots of VBA examples. ] Buy this book at


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Prague, Cary N., Michael R. Irwin and Jennifer Reardon (2004) ** Access 2003 Bible. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 0-7645-3986-8. [ the, well, bible for Microsoft Access. Very thorough reference at the intermediate level. Good for both users and developers. If you are going to be using Access extensively you should own this in addition to VBA specific books. Groups taking our classes should have a copy of this book or its equivalent. ] Buy this book at


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Prague, Cary N., Jennifer Reardon, Lawrence S. Kasevich, P. V. Phan and Diana Reid (2000) Access 2000 Programming Weekend Crash Course. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide. ISBN 0-7645-4688-0. [ more of an intermediate level tutorial, although reasonably in-depth, as opposed to a reference. Uses one major example database throughout. You will be lucky to complete the material in a weekend, even a long one, however. ] Buy this book at


Related book lists: The following book lists on this site may prove of interest as well: MS Access Training and MS Access SQL. Or, use the search box below. (Note: the box has been preloaded for books, keyword Microsoft Access VBA; but it is a "live" search box and you can change this with your own category or keywords.)

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