This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
standalone = ui + database (= data class) in a jvm
server = database (= data class) in a jvm (depending on your approach could have some kind of business interface in front of the data class)
networked mode = ui in a jvm which will connect to your server application to manipulate the database