Textbook: Jeﬀrey D. Ullman and Jennifer Widom. A ﬁrst course in database systems. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, third edition, 2008. The university bookstore carries this book, which is a required textbook for this course.
The textbook’s Web site has many useful resources: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~ullman/dscb.html
Readings: Items marked with ⋆ are required for COS 580 students. COS 480 students may wish to read them if they plan to attempt the extra-credit questions on tests. Readings marked with ⋆⋆ are extra credit for COS 580 students and double-extra credit for COS 480 students. Students who wish to receive credit for ⋆⋆ items must discuss the speciﬁcs with me ﬁrst. Everyone is encouraged to at least browse all the readings.
This list will be updated to reﬂect class preferences this semester.