QUOTE (Mallard4468 @ Apr 29 2012, 04:17 AM)
i.e. a book that starts from scratch and as you go through the book you build up a database.
Years ago, when I learned that my job would require working on databases, I bought "Access97 Step by Step" from Microsoft Press. It came with a 3.5" floppy disk with some example files to use as you read the book. The concept of the book was that you were working for a small bakery shop, and you started out making very simple tables and forms and queries, working your way up to more complex stuff like using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
I found it immensely useful, but you really need to DO the exercises, not just read them. As you perform the tasks, you'll inevitably make mistakes, and in correcting the mistakes you learn why things work the way they do.
Of course, that's just one guy's opinion. If I were you, I'd scan the local bookstore/library for resources. And remember, even if you may be working with Access 2010 on your computer, most of what appears in the older books will still apply, concept-wise. The syntax might be a little different, that's all.