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Database Lab 1: Introduction to Microsoft Access In the Excel lab, we covered how to organize, utilize, and analyze information using spreadsheets. However, when there are large amounts of interconnected data, spreadsheets fall short of allowing us to conveniently keep track of all the linked data. This is why we need databases. Databases allow us to easily store, retrieve, manipulate, and summarize data from multiple files. Getting started 1. Open Microsoft Access. 2. Click on the Blank Database icon enclosed in the red rectangle below. 3. Type in the database name and press the Create button.