The Turfgrass Information File (TGIF), produced by the Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) at the Michigan State University Libraries, provides or points to resources of potential relevance to turfgrass science and management. In an academic environment, TGIF coverage and content can be very useful in support of programs in Landscape Architecture and Design, Horticulture, Parks and Recreation Facility Operations, Grounds and Landscape Management, Sports Management, Geography, Urban Planning, Environmental Sustainability, Natural Resource Public Policy, Land Use, Popular Culture and of course TGIF is the best there is in Turfgrass Science.
The Turfgrass Information Center selects materials according to a broad definition of turfgrass. Turfgrass 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. Subjects covered by TGIF include:
Materials indexed by 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 including podcasts, interactive resources, online slide presentations, videos, audio files, and surveys. TGIF indexes materials from government, college/university, professional organization, and private publishers. Coverage emphasizes Englishlanguage materials but does include coverage of non-English languages.
March 10, 2015