Millions of users want to use their computer to keep track of "stuff," but just can't figure out how. This book explains and illustrates the fundamental concepts of personal computer databases. Starting with such basic questions as "What is a database?" and "Why would you use one?" the book goes on to explain such topics as searching, sorting, multi-user databases, personalizing your database, relational databases, programming languages, and purchasing a database. A demo disk of TouchBASE and FileMaker Pro enables the reader to "test drive" two easy-to-use databases at minimal cost.