INFORMATION LITERACY FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS: REFLECTIVE TO SEEKING AND SEARCHING BEHAVIOUR
Author(s): Umesha, Chandrashekara M
Information Literacy (IL) cannot be developed without understanding the needs, seeking and searching behavior of the targeted users. The information literacy of later is becoming domain specific and hence the study is undertaken specifically for the dental professionals about the information needs, seeking and searching behavior, using descriptive survey of 623 dental professional(PG students and faculty members) across Karnataka state. During the study, transition management from print media to electronic media is becoming important. It has found that impact of technology on scholarly communication also is an important aspect in developing a suitable model, which depends on the design and integration of IL to the activity of the users like learning, research and point-of-care.