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Sincerest Thanks to Our Graduating Seniors!

Though it has been said before, it bears repeating – TIC operates today thanks to the continued efforts of all of our student employees. Today the Turfgrass Information Center would like to thank three graduating seniors for all of their accomplishments! Lucy Smith, Sydney Richards, and Stephanie Zang sat down to answer a few questions about their experiences at TIC, and discuss future plans.

To read, visit the link to our blog:
http://tic.msu.edu/blog2015.html#2015-05-08
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Introducing Rapid Results

Getting answers quickly is important! Here at the TIC, we want the TGIF database to be the place to turn to for fast answers and information on turfgrass – which is why we’ve introduced Rapid Results. Within Rapid Results users can find selected ready-to-use searches on a variety of topics, including: course conditions, cultural practices, and the turf industry.

Rapid Results also allows users to search the database by material type (fiction, interview, video), as well as explore a list of periodicals selected or intended to be selected for inclusion within TGIF.  To view Rapid Results, log into the TGIF database and select “Browse Turf Topics” from the left-hand menu. With Rapid Results, users are able to easily explore specific turf-related topics and materials – getting information quickly and saving time!
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Thank You !

The Turfgrass Information Center would like to express our gratitude to everyone for their support in celebrating 30 years of the Turfgrass Information File database! Thanks to all those who either tried out TGIF for the first time, and to those who were getting themselves reacquainted.

If you found the information in the database to be useful, consider encouraging your local academic institution, professional organization or corporation to subscribe to TGIF. Or consider giving the gift of TGIF this year – maybe to yourself!

Best wishes this holiday season,
The Turfgrass Information Center
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Happy Birthday TGIF!

We’re celebrating 30 years of the Turfgrass Information File! If you have never experienced the power of TGIF, now is your chance! Log in between now and Sunday, December 14, 2014 by:
1.       going to tic.msu.edu
2.       clicking “Search TGIF Now”.
3.       Enter the User ID and Password under Annual/Individual Subscribers
User ID: turfbday
Password: celebrate
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Celebrating 30 Years of TGIF!
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"Dalapon Used To Treat Pond Weeds Kills Green; Thorn Ridge Toronto 7/27/62" #10898 http://bit.ly/1r3yYBC  #TBT
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Winter 2015 Issue of The Sward 

The Winter 2015 issue of The Sward, the e-newsletter of TIC, is now available: 

http://tic.msu.edu/e-sward/swardv15n1.html

The Sward highlights new or unique features of the Turfgrass Information File
(TGIF) database and new or memorable happenings at the Center. This issue includes features on:
The TGIF Database Reaches a Quarter Million Records!
Full-Text Resources Available
Contributing to the Turfgrass Information Center
To sign up to receive future Sward e-newsletters or the 
Annual Report from TIC, visit: http://eepurl.com/wslgz
Please feel free to redistribute and/or link to The Sward and as always, comments/thoughts are welcome!
A Quarter Million Reasons to Use TGIF! The Turfgrass Information Center is ecstatic to announce our latest milestone: the Turfgrass Information File database now contains 250000 unique records! This achievement solidifies the TGIF database as the premiere online, comprehensive source of ...
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A Quarter Million Reasons to Use TGIF!

The Turfgrass Information Center is ecstatic to announce our latest milestone: the Turfgrass Information File database now contains 250,000 unique records! This achievement solidifies the TGIF database as the premiere online, comprehensive source of turfgrass information for researchers, practitioners, individuals, and students all around the world.

Although record creation in the database has been ongoing since 1984, creation has increased enormously over the last 5 years, averaging roughly 15,000-20,000 records per year between 2011 and 2014. Since that very first record over 30 years ago in September of 1984, the Turfgrass Information Center has continually worked to improve our operations and the integrity of the database, and hope to continue this work for many years to come.

We wish to extend our enormous thanks to the many contributing cooperators, student employees and staff who, throughout the years, have contributed their efforts to craft TGIF – we wouldn’t be here without them!
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"Sod not rolled after laying; S. Milwaukee Wis. July 1963" #11361 http://bit.ly/1C5d3lD  #TBT
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Turfgrass Matters Joins TIC's Full-Text Archives

The Turfgrass Information Center is pleased to add Turfgrass Matters to its full-text archives! Turfgrass Matters is the official publication of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents (MAAGCS).
 
This publication dates to the 1950s and has gone through a number of name changes, including Mid-Atlantic News Letter, Turf Talk, and Turfgrass Matters. It primarily features organizational social and business news, and is currently published 4 times annually and distributed to member superintendents.
 
This publicly-available archive, an ongoing cooperative project of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents and Michigan State University, features Turfgrass Matters content from 1959-Present.
 
For a full list of all publicly-available and restricted-access archives hosted by TIC, please see: http://tic.msu.edu/pubjrnlbrowse.htm
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Thank You Warren Rauhe

The Turfgrass Information Center would like to send its warmest thanks to Warren Rauhe for his recent donation to the MSU Libraries.  Warren is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at Michigan State University.  Warren’s generous donation of several hundred volumes helps to fill  large holes in both the Noer and Beard Collections on a range of golf course description, design, history, and planning content.

If you have a turf related collection you might be interested in donating, please contact the Turfgrass Information Center at tgif@msu.edu
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TIC's Full-Text Archives Welcomes Sports Turf Manager

The Turfgrass Information Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Sports Turf Manager full-text archive. Sports Turf Manager was the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) monthly member-only newsletter and places its origins to 1985 when it was called Sports Turf Newsletter.  After 2003, STMA converted Sports Turf Manager to an e-newsletter called STMA News Online.

This publicly-available archive, an ongoing cooperative project of STMA and Michigan State University, features Sports Turf Manager/Newsletter content from 1985-2003, with some issues currently not digitized. 

For a full list of all publicly-available and restricted-access archives hosted by TIC, please see: http://tic.msu.edu/pubjrnlbrowse.htm
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The Turfgrass Information Center (TIC), a specialized unit at the Michigan State University Libraries (MSU), contains the most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world. TIC has over 210,000 records in its primary database, the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF), with over 50% linked to the full-text of the item.
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