Microsoft Access Tutorial

Learn Microsoft Access, starting with the basics. Create a database, tables, add a form, query data, and more.

This tutorial uses Access 2016. For other versions, see below.

This Microsoft Access tutorial is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn how to use Microsoft Access. It assumes a basic understanding of databases and how they work.

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  • Screenshot of a totals row in MS Access

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  • Screenshot of a database

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Previous Versions of Access

Here are tutorials from previous versions of Access.