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Data base programs are designed to record essential information: For each book record the author, number of pages, when you bought it, how much it cost, what projects and surfaces are in it, what level of painting it is for and anything else you think is important. Entering the data is a daunting task, and quite time consuming, but the benefit of being able to ask your database to find you all references to Roses in you collection is wonderful! If it is set up right, and you took the project approach, every one of the rose projects will appear and you will quickly see which books they are in. Now, if you are confident enough with a computer you can use any data base program to design your own program.