Turfgrass Information Center File (TGIF)

UH Manoa Library has just purchased access to the Turfgrass Information Center File (TGIF). This purchase was possible because the library maintaining the database, Michigan State University Libraries, chose a library-friendly pricing structure – a one-time purchase price provides a perpetual subscription to the File!

Here’s the description:

The Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of works related to turfgrass culture. Materials indexed in the Turfgrass Information File include articles from peer reviewed publications, technical reports and conference proceedings, trade and professional publications, local professional newsletters, and popular magazines as well as monographs, theses and dissertations, fact sheets and brochures, software, and web documents. TGIF indexes materials from government, college/university, professional organization, and private publishers. Coverage emphasizes English-language materials but does include coverage of non-English languages. The file is updated on a continuous basis; about 6,000 new records are added every year. Approximately 30% of TGIF records are linked to web-accessible full text or include full text.

TGIF was established in 1983 by the United States Golf Association (USGA) Turfgrass Research Committee and the Michigan State University Libraries, and is now maintained by the Turfgrass Information Center, a division of MSU Libraries.

You can access this resource via the Electronic Resources Gateway at http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=53420

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