Turfgrass Information File Sample Records

A wide variety of works is represented in the TGIF database. To see a sample record in a full-format display for a particular kind of work, click on its link below. The TGIF database offers several display formats, displaying varying amounts of detail for the records.

Examples of Record Types

TGIF Record Key

Item "x of yy"

In a search that returns "yy" records, item "x of yy" refers to the sequence in which the records from the search are arranged. For example "item 11 of 17" would be the eleventh item in a sequence of 17 records found in that search.

Mark

Checking the "Mark" box next to each record you want to display, will ensure that a new report that contains only your "Marked" records can be generated.

Record

The TGIF database number for this "work" (i.e. item). This number does not change and can be used like a "part #."

Authors

The author's name(s) as appear(s) on the work.

Author Affiliation

The author's employer(s) or affiliation(s) as published with the work (at the time the article was written).

Title

The title of the work as published in a journal, periodical, book, etc.

Translated Title

The English title if the actual title is in a language other than English

Meeting Info.

If presented at a conference; the conference details.

Section

Sectional headings within the publication under which this article appeared.

Source

The title of the book or the title of the journal in which the article appears. Details volume, issue, date of publication, and pages, as appropriate.

# of Pages

The exact number of pages in the item.

Pub. Info.

The place of publication and publisher.

Call No.

The Library of Congress (LC) classification location for this item in the MSU Libraries. If "TIC Vertical" is noted, the item is in our files at TIC. If no Call No. is listed, we probably do not hold this item at MSU.

Web URL (as of...)

The specific URL for this work as of the month/year listed. We verify these on an ongoing basis. May also indicate if the document is within a limited access website or requires additional software. Many scientific journals require institutional or individual subscriptions to access material online.

Keywords

The index terms (descriptors) assigned to describe concisely what the article is about. All terms appearing here are usually listed in the Turfgrass Thesaurus.

Facilities

Specific facilities discussed in the work.

Cultivars

Cultivars discussed in the work.

Abstract

Here should be a concise overview of what the document is about. If a report of original research, a summary review of purpose, methodology, results, and conclusions is normally present. May instead be a "Contents Statement," which would identify descriptively what is present in the work. Not all TGIF records have abstracts.

Text

Whatever is listed under "text" includes the full printed text of an article in ASCII format. This would not include any graphs, tables, etc. The cooperation of the publishers in making this information available in this way is acknowledged.

Subjects' names

A person's name, if the person is a subject.

Business names

The name of a business, if the business is a subject.

Language

Indicates the language of the published text.

# of References

Indicates the number of citations listed at the end of the article ("literature cited"). A good way to identify additional sources.

Note

"This article appears as abstract only" - Indicates that the original cited work itself contains only an abstract. No further information would be available from the original unless the abstract or notes field indicates something else is also present.

Note

"Reprint: ..." - Indicates the article has been republished in the indicated location also.

Note

Details material which is present as a part of the work, such as: "Tables" or "Figures" or "Pictures: color" or "Graphs" or "Maps" etc.

See also

"See also R=xxxx" - Links this record to a related TGIF record. This may be another article in the same series, an article which discusses a similar topic by the same author, a correction or update, a newer version or edition, a letter-to-the-editor about article, etc.

Note

"Brief summary appears in ā€¦": - Indicates the location of an abstract or summation of the original work.

Evaluative Review

Details the location of evaluative/critical review(s) of this work in other places.

The GMD Field in TGIF

See also Typology of Turfgrass Literature (Levels)

In Power Search, searching the GMD field ("General Material Descriptor") provides the ability to quickly isolate a group of records based on what "type" of items they are. The field is searched as for example: GMD=Dissertation

The above search would isolate all records which are actual Ph.D. dissertations. Note that this would not normally include journal articles "spun-off" from dissertation research, but only the dissertation itself, (unless the article in its entirety (="the work") had been incorporated into the dissertation exactly as published.) Below is a list of commonly used material types and the "correct" GMD value to use when searching in TGIF.

If you're looking forā€¦

3 Ring Binder
Use: Binder
Ad
Use: Advertisement
Scope Notes: For commercial materials advertising a product.
Advertisement
Use: Advertisement
Scope Notes: For commercial materials advertising a product.
Annotated Bibliography
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Atlas
Use: Atlas
Scope Notes: A collection (primarily) of maps
Audio Recording
Use: Sound Recording
BBS
Use: Electronic Bulletin Board
Scope Notes: An interactive computer-based communications system.
Biblography
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Binder
Use: Binder
Blueprint
Use: Blueprint
Scope Notes: Actual prints only
Blue Prints
Use: Blueprint
Scope Notes: Actual prints only
Book
Use: Book
Scope Notes: For item records only; not for parts. For book chapters, GMD Value is "Chapter."
Book Chapter
Use: Chapter
Book Review
Use: Book Review
Booklet
Use: Booklet
Scope Notes: Used for pamphlets and other non-bound publications; for fact sheets GMD Values is "Fact Sheet."
Brochure
Use: Brochure
Scope Notes: Folding items only; for pamphlets GMD Value is "Booklet."
Catalog
Use: Catalog
Scope Notes: For (usually annual) sales catalogs for (generally) equipment firms.
CD-ROM
Use: CD-ROM
CD-ROM Disk
Use: CD-ROM
Chart
Use: Chart
Crossword
Use: Crossword
Commentary
Use: Editorial
Commercial
Promotion
Use: Advertisement
Scope Notes: For commercial materials advertising a product.
Court Rulings
Use: Judgements
Scope Notes: For legal rulings by courts and judges.
Cultivar Registration
Use: Registration Statement
Database
Use: Database
Decisions
Use: Judgements
Scope Notes: For legal rulings by courts and judges.
Dictionary
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Directory
Use: Dissertation
Scope Notes: Ph.D. only.
Dissertation
Use: Dissertation
Scope Notes: Ph.D. only.
Editorial
Use: Editorial
Electronic Bulletin Board
Use: Electronic Bulletin Board
Scope Notes: An interactive computer-based communications system.
Encyclopedia
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Equipment Catalog
Use: Catalog
Scope Notes: For (usually annual) sales catalogs for (generally) equipment firms.
Eulogy
Use: Obituary
Fact Sheet
Use: Fact Sheet
Fiction
Use: Fiction
Film
Use: Film
Film Strip
Use: Film Strip
Folder
Use: Folder
Germplasm Registration
Use: Registration Statement
Humor
Use: Humor
Humour
Use: Humor
Index
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Image
Use: Image
Interview
Use: Interview
Judgements
Use: Judgements
Scope Notes: For legal rulings by courts and judges.
Law
Use: Statute
Scope Notes: A legal.
Legislation
Use: Statute
Scope Notes: A legal.
Letter
Use: Letter
Scope Notes: For letters to the editor, etc.
Listserv
Use: Listserv
Scope Notes: An electronic mailing list in which all members can contribute email messages which are delivered to all other members.
List server
Use: Listserv
Scope Notes: An electronic mailing list in which all members can contribute email messages which are delivered to all other members.
Manuscript
Use: Manuscript
Scope Notes: Usually unpublished.
Map
Use: Map
Scope Notes: Actually map only.
Microfiche
Use: Microform
Microfilm
Use: Microform
Microform
Use: Microform
Motion Picture
Use: Motion Picture
Newspaper Article
Use: Newspaper Article
Newsprint
Use: Newspaper Article
Obituary
Use: Obituary
Online Bulletin Board System
Use: Electronic Bulletin Board
Scope Notes: An interactive computer-based communications system.
Online Presentation
Use: Online Presentation
Scope Notes: A computer-based sequence of screens, normally developed within software such as Powerpoint.
Opinion
Use: Editorial
Paper Article
Use: Newspaper Article
Patent
Use: Patent
Scope Notes: For the actual patent itself; not articles about the patent.
Photograph
Use: Photograph
Scope Notes: Actual photo itself only.
Pocket folder
Use: Folder
Poetry
Use: Poetry
PowerPoint
Use: Online Presentation
Scope Notes: A computer-based sequence of screens, normally developed within software such as Powerpoint.
PowerPoint Presentation
Use: Online Presentation
Scope Notes: A computer-based sequence of screens, normally developed within software such as Powerpoint.
Presentation Online
Use: Online Presentation
Scope Notes: A computer-based sequence of screens, normally developed within software such as Powerpoint.
Q&A
Use: Q & A
Question and Answer
Use: Q & A
Reference Book
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Reference Work
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Registration
Use: Registration Statement
Registration Statement
Use: Registration Statement
Regulation
Use: Statute
Scope Notes: A legal.
Research in Progress
Use: Research in Progress
Scope Notes: STRI research in progress.
Rule
Use: Statute
Scope Notes: A legal.
Rules
Use: Statute
Scope Notes: A legal.
Slide Set
Use: Slide Set
Slide
Use: Transparency
Scope Notes: For a single slide.
Slides
Use: Slide Set
Software
Use: Software
Sound Recording
Use: Sound Recording
Speech
Use: Speech
Spreadsheet
Use: Spreadsheet
Standard
Use: Standard
Scope Notes: Generally a certified or accepted definition of a process, product, or result.
Text book
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Textbook
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Thesis
Use: Thesis
Scope Notes: For Masters only.
Three Ring Binder
Use: Binder
Transcript
Use: Transcript
Scope Notes: For a verbatim record of an oral presentation.
Treatise
Use: Book
Scope Notes: Includes all types of books, including reference materials.
Video
Use: Video
Video recording
Use: Video
Video Segment
Use: Video Segment
Video tape
Use: Video
Videotape
Use: Video
Yardage Book
Use: Yardage Guide
Scope Notes: Pocket handbooks issued by golf courses which provide hole-by-hole distance guides, based on hole maps or drawings.
Yardage Booklet
Use: Yardage Guide
Scope Notes: Pocket handbooks issued by golf courses which provide hole-by-hole distance guides, based on hole maps or drawings.
Yardage Guide
Use: Yardage Guide
Scope Notes: Pocket handbooks issued by golf courses which provide hole-by-hole distance guides, based on hole maps or drawings.