The study of information seeking behavior by health fields researchers

보건분야 연구자들의 정보이용행태에 관한 연구 -광주, 전남 응급구조과 및 전남대학교 간호과학 연구소-

  • Kim, Mi-Seon (Dept. of Emergency Medical Technology, Kwangju Health College)
  • 김미선 (광주보건대학 응급구조과.전남대학교 간호과학연구소)
  • Published : 1999.12.31


This study focuses on investigating and analyzing overall information use behavior of the health fields researchers. Questionaries were 116 researchers in there nursing university or college and EMT college. Four areas were tested on the basis of the purpose that there would exist unique characteristics in the information seeking behavior of health fields researchers. The findings of the study shows that health fields researchers prefer monographs and journals; they tend to use current materials; the first information source for their research activities is the cited references in the book or journal article; they are likely to delegate literature searching to the librarian, but they tend to conduct direct searching in online setting; in general, they react positively for the rapid change in information environment caused by recent development of information technology. It is emphasized that to design an efficient information system and provide an effective information service in the health science related library or information center, it is essential to consider the major characteristics and attributes of health fields researchers in terms of their information use behavior.



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