Advocacy Toolbox

Provided below are some advocacy materials we hope will allow you to engage your board of directors or colleagues in a discussion about the benefits of the use of the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) at your academic institution, business, or organization.

Academic libraries, in particular, may be interested in TGIF's digital resources and the increasing levels of full-text availability within TGIF - which now includes full-text journal archive sites, historic monographs, turf-related theses & dissertations, images, and more!

Information for all potential TGIF users:

  1. TGIF overview description
  2. TGIF database searches
  3. Extent of TGIF processing table
  4. Full-text journals available through TGIF (both public and restricted-access)
  5. Getting Started with TGIF Guide (pdf)
  6. List of serials monitored to produce TGIF
  7. Ten TGIF Basic Search Tips (pdf)
  8. Comparison of turf coverage -- TGIF vs. several other databases and Google Scholar