Journal of Turfgrass Science Back Issues Available on the Web

The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) and the Turfgrass Information Centre (TIC) announce a joint effort that provides electronic access to back issues of the Journal of Turfgrass Science via the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF).

STRI, a United Kingdom turfgrass researcher, produces the Journal of Turfgrass Science to facilitate dissemination of turf-related research results, while the TIC serves to index the literature of turf, using TGIF to direct users to appropriate research to publications, including the Journal of Turfgrass Science. This agreement will enable TGIF users to go directly from a citation/abstract to the full text of the article for all Journal of Turfgrass Science issues published prior to 1999. Electronic full-text availability will be for all years from 1929 up to the last three. In addition, current subscribers to the STRI will also have access to the electronic back-file via the STRI website homepage.

Turfgrass research expert Dr. James Beard noted that “This will allow students, teachers, researchers and practitioners to spend more time focusing on content rather than spending time looking for the article. This will be an enormous plus.”

The years 1989-1998 are currently online. Subscribers to the Turfgrass Information File can access these materials at http://www.turf.lib.msu.edu/. Subscribers to STRI can access these materials via the STRI homepage at http://www.stri.co.uk/books/journal. The process of adding earlier years is underway, and is anticipated that the entire run back to 1929 will be available within this calendar year. Subsequent years, such as 1999, will be added once three years have passed.

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