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Textbook Readings and Other Materials

  • A First Course in Database Systems (3rd edition) by Ullman and Widom (U/W)
    (same material and sections as Database Systems: The Complete Book (2nd edition) by Garcia-Molina, Ullman, and Widom)
  • Database Management Systems (3rd edition) by Ramakrishnan and Gehrke (R/G)
  • Fundamentals of Database Systems (6th edition) by Elmasri and Navathe (E/N)
  • Database System Concepts (6th edition) by Silberschatz, Korth, and Sudarshan (S/K/S)

Querying XML

See our quick guide to XML validation and querying for the tools used in these demos. The bookstore XML file can be found here.
XPath
U/W
12.1
R/G
27.7.1
E/N
12.5.1
S/K/S
23.4.1 - 23.4.2
XQuery
U/W
12.2
R/G
27.7.2 - 27.7.4
E/N
12.5.2
S/K/S
23.4.3
XSLT
U/W
12.3
R/G
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E/N
---
S/K/S
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Other Readings
There are online introductions to XPath, XQuery, and XSLT at W3Schools, and XPath and XSLT tutorials at Zvon.org. The W3C has the complete specifications for XPath , XQuery , and XSLT.