Information Literacy among Four Departments of Social Science: A Survey of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Abstract

Author(s): Anil*

Information plays a vital role in all spheres of life in this technological era. Information is available in different formats and from various sources. To get the right information at the right time from the abundance of unclassified data/information, the users of the libraries must be information literates. The paper discusses the information literacy concept, meaning, aims, need, purpose, skills, awareness, satisfaction etc. The present study is delimited on four departments of social science faculty of Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra situated in Haryana State. The questionnaire method was adopted as a tool for data collection. All the regular students who belonged to the selected departments were contacted for the study. Total fifty questionnaires were distributed among each department, out of which 161 duly filled in questionnaires were received back with a response rate of 80.5%. The results revealed that most of the students are aware on information sources. Most of respondents i.e. 95.03% need information for examination purpose. More than three fourth i.e. 79.50% respondents use both type of sources viz. print and electronic format of information.

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