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Current TGIF Database "Degree of Processing Completion" Approximations,
or How much of what kind of "Turf Stuff" is indexed in the TGIF database?

Updated : May 2015

TGIF Content Coverage

1895-1941

1942-1972

1973-1984

1985-1992

1993-Present

Overall

USGA Turfgrass Publications

Almost All

All

All

All

All

All

Turfgrass Books

Most

Most

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Refereed Turfgrass Articles

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Almost All

Turfgrass Theses and Dissertations

Most

Most

Most

Most

Almost All

Most

Annual Turfgrass Research Reports

Some

Many

Many

Most

Many

Turfgrass Conference Proceedings

 

Some

Many

Many

Most

Many

Trade Magazine Turfgrass Articles

A Few

A Few

Many

Most

Most

Most

Professional Association Turfgrass Articles

Some

Some

Many

Most

Most

Most

Extension Turfgrass Publications

Some

Some

Some

Many

Many

Many

Turfgrass Newsletter Articles

A Few

Some

Many

Many

Popular (Public) Turfgrass Articles

A Few

Some

Some

Some

Website Turfgrass Articles

 

 

 

 

Many

Many


Number of TGIF Records

10,750

30,250

27,500

32,200

154,800

 

255,500

Retrospective Processing
Reaching into the past to help ensure future generations of turf researchers and managers can utilize the knowledge of those who have gone before them, TIC will continue the work to include within TGIF materials predating the birth of TGIF in 1984. Between 2003 and 2008 the Toro Foundation supported this work and we estimate that it is about 70% complete. Help us finish this job! In this way, the complete publication record of turf science will someday be accessible through TGIF.

How to identify materials not in TGIF and published prior to 1972

See also a comparison of select turfgrass-related publications indexing.

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