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Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)

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Indexes articles from peer-reviewed publications, technical reports and conference proceedings, trade and professional publications, local professional newsletters, popular magazines, monographs, theses and dissertations, fact sheets and brochures, images, software, and web documents. Materials are selected according to a broad definition of turfgrass, which is defined as grass or grass-like ground covers used in golf courses, parks, sports fields, lawns, sod farms, roadsides, institutional grounds, and for other utility, recreational or aesthetic purposes. Detailed Subject coverage.

TGIF indexes material from governments, colleges/universities, professional organizations, and private publishers. Coverage emphasizes English-language materials but does include coverage of non-English languages. Over 50% of the items have links to full-text.

There are over 250,000 records in the TGIF database, with about 12,000 new records added each year.

Resource Type(s): All Relevant Database(s) 
Access information: Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.
Fulltext: Fulltext is available.
Vendor Name:U.S. Golf Association Turfgrass Research Comm. / Michigan State U. Libs.
Research Guides: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Coverage:late 1800s - present (currently most material covers 1972 - present)

 

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