The purpose of this study is to investigate the research trend of information user studies. The following findings are made. The literature on information user studies during 1980-1990 reveals 120 titles. The faculty members of university tend to publish their results in scientific journals and university publication while non-faculty members are more likely to represent their research papers in unpublished master thesis and bulletin. Subject distribution of research were classified into ten: user studies, material use studies, information needs and uses, user education, library use pattern, citation analysis, journal use, catalog use, information system, non-use study. Survey research, literature research, survey reserch and literature research use jointly, experimental research and citation analysis were employed for information user studies.
1996. "Information Environment on Scientific and Technological Researcher" 정보관리학회지 = Journal of the Korean society for information management, 13(1): 5~18
1997. "Comparison of Information Use Pattern between Some Scientists and Social Scientists" 정보관리학회지 = Journal of the Korean society for information management, 14(1): 27~45
Lee Jae-Whoan ; Koo Joung-Hwa 1999. "An Experimental Model for 'Information Needs Assessment': From the User's Perspective" 한국도서관 정보학회지 = Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society, 30(2): 93~121
2000. "The Analysis on the Academic Information Seeking Behavior of College Professors: A Social Scientist Group in the K-University" 정보관리학회지 = Journal of the Korean society for information management, 17(3): 21~43
Lee, Seung-Won 2008. "A Study on the Information Use Behaviors through Citation Analysis" 정보관리연구 = Journal of information management, 39(2): 185~209
Bae, Kyung-Jae 2010. "The Analysis of the Differences of Information Needs and Usages among Academic Users in the Field of Science and Technology" 한국문헌정보학회지 = Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science, 44(2): 157~176