Turfgrass Information File

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The Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) at Michigan State University contains the most comprehensive collection of turfgrass educational materials publicly available in the world. The TIC has over 135,000 records in its primary database (TGIF-the Turfgrass Information File) which includes the complete Turftwisters dataset, 30 years of advice from the USGA Green Section Record in question/answer format. While over 94% of TGIF entries have been published since 1968, there are also records for research and management issues going back to the 1920s.


Context-sensitive Help is available for each of the three search options (Basic, Guided, and Power).

Also available is this quick overview: Getting Started with TGIF [PDF].

For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

1921 - present.

Updating frequency



Indexes over 200 journals, magazines, newsletters, reports, conference proceedings, and Websites from around the world. A list of the Journals and Serials monitored by the TIC is available.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts, with some links to full-text content.

Print counterpart or
related resources

The Turfgrass Index.

Producer/content provider

Turfgrass Information Center, at Michigan State University, in cooperation with the United States Golf Association

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Turfgrass Information Center