"Research is to see what everyone else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought"-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Welcome to the IFS Resource Database

Here you will find a searchable list of IFS publications assembled primarily to assist researchers. While the actual publications are not held in this database, you will find an annotated list of IFS-related publications. This database is constantly evolving, so while not all materials are yet annotated, we are working to include all IFS publications. Our intent is to benefit researchers and professionals through a thorough evaluation and searchable list of all extant literature on IFS.

Accessing the Database

Before accessing, please review the following instructions. By clicking ACCESS below, you agree to the terms of usage.

To best utilize the information contained in this database, type in keywords that represent your area of interest. The resulting list of annotated entries will provide details on each publication for the user to decide which to select for more in-depth examination.

One key variable, the Research Applicability Score, is of interest to researchers. Using a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest level of the research applicability score, we have indicated each publication’s relative level of research applicability score. Researchers will easily identify the most research-rigorous materials using that variable for use in their literature reviews and as examples of extant IFS research. Funding sources will appreciate researchers’ use of these sources of information, and their inclusion should bolster the strength of funding applications and published manuscripts.

The materials in this database have strict copyright use restrictions. After identifying publications in this database, users must then go to the original source to download the document for examination and use. This is because publishers do not allow their published materials to be held electronically for public use on sites such as this. Users are encouraged to use library holdings or pay a nominal fee through the publishers to access publications in this database. Those who have privileges at universities, for example, will find most if not all resources readily available for free. Others may use their local library to gain access to these resources for free.

It is also acceptable to contact the authors directly to request an electronic copy of the material, though professional etiquette suggests that option be used only as a last resort when all other options have been exhausted.