One of the greatest challenges that American public libraries have faced is serving the disadvantaged and homeless population. This research project analyzed publication trends in LIS literature from the past 20 years pertaining to research related to public libraries and the economically disadvantaged, specifically publication trend over time, core journals, most prolific lead authors, and focus of the studies.
Scott A. Manganello
"Public Libraries and the Economically Disadvantaged: A Bibliometric Assessment of Published Research, 1996-2016,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 6
, Article 8.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol6/iss1/8