Open Science Research Excellence

Open Science Index

Commenced in January 2007 Frequency: Monthly Edition: International Publications Count: 30184


Select areas to restrict search in scientific publication database:
10010458
Information Literacy among Faculty and Students of Medical Colleges of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh
Abstract:
With the availability of diverse printed, electronic literature and web sites on medical and health related information, it is impossible for the medical professional to get the information he seeks in the shortest possible time. For all these problems information literacy is the only solution. Thus, information literacy is recognized as an important aspect of medical education. In the present study, an attempt has been made to know the information literacy skills of the faculty and students at medical colleges of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh. The scope of the study was confined to the 12 selected medical colleges of three States (Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh). The findings of the study were based on the data collected through 1018 questionnaires filled by the respondents of the medical colleges. It was found that Online Medical Websites (such as WebMD, eMedicine and Mayo Clinic etc.) were frequently used by 63.43% of the respondents of Chandigarh which is slightly more than Haryana (61%) and Punjab (55.65%). As well, 30.86% of the respondents of Chandigarh, 27.41% of Haryana and 27.05% of Punjab were familiar with the controlled vocabulary tool; 25.14% respondents of Chandigarh, 23.80% of Punjab, 23.17% of Haryana were familiar with the Boolean operators; 33.05% of the respondents of Punjab, 28.19% of Haryana and 25.14% of Chandigarh were familiar with the use and importance of the keywords while searching an electronic database; and 51.43% of the respondents of Chandigarh, 44.52% of Punjab and 36.29% of Haryana were able to make effective use of the retrieved information. For accessing information in electronic format, 47.74% of the respondents rated their skills high, while the majority of respondents (76.13%) were unfamiliar with the basic search technique i.e. Boolean operator used for searching information in an online database. On the basis of the findings, it was suggested that a comprehensive training program based on medical professionals information needs should be organized frequently. Furthermore, it was also suggested that information literacy may be included as a subject in the health science curriculum so as to make the medical professionals information literate and independent lifelong learners.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

References:

[1] Indira Koneru, “ADDIE: Designing web-enabled information literacy instructional modules.” DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 23-34, 2010.
[2] American Library Association, “Presidential Committee on Information literacy: Final report,” Retrieved December 31, 2018, http://www.ala.org/ ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/presidential.cfm.
[3] CILIP. Retrieved on May 3, 2019. http://www.cilip.org.uk/about/special-interest-groups/information-literacy-group.
[4] Jagtar Singh, “Sense-Making: Information Literacy for Lifelong Learning and Knowledge Management,” DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 13-17, 2008.
[5] N. A. Ajayi, “Library use and information seeking behavior of medical students,” Anthropologist, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 209-21, 2004. Retrieved on May 3, 2019, www.krepublishers.com/.../Anth-06-3-209-213-2004-Ajayi.pdf.
[6] R. K. Singh, “Information seeking behavior of medical practitioners: A case study.” International Journal of Information Research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 28-44, 2012.
[7] D. Storie and S. Campbell, “Determining the information literacy needs of a Medical and Dental Faculty.” JCHLA/JABSC, vol. 33, pp. 48-59, 2012.
[8] B. S. Biradar and G. Swapna. “Information literacy competency: a study of Bioscience students of Kuvempu University.” 8th International CALIBER, pp. 445-455, 2011.
[9] Rosmah Ali, Norihan Abu-Hassan, Mohd Yusof Md Daud and Kamaruzaman Jusoff, “Information literacy skills of engineering students,” International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Science, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 264-270, 2010. May 3, 2019, http://www.arpapress.com/volumes/ vol5issue3/IJRRAS_5_3_08.pdf.
[10] B. Manjunath Hadimani and Iqbalahmad U. Rajgoli, “Assessing information literacy competence among the undergraduate students of college of Agriculture, Raichur: A Case Study,” DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 70-78, 2010.
[11] E. Emmanual Baro and Biokuromoye Fyneman, “Information literacy among undergraduate students in Niger Delta University.” The Electronic Library, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 659-675, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2019, http://www.emerldinsight.com/0264-0473.htm.
[12] Manoj Kumar Joshi and Sanjeev Sharma, “Students’ use of various information sources and need for information literacy in Kurukshetra University,” Library Herald, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 46-59, 2009.
[13] Jnanendra Narayan Singh and Taruna Joshi, “Information literacy skills of undergraduates students: A case study of Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.” NACLIN, pp. 331-336, 2006.

Vol:13 No:12 2019Vol:13 No:11 2019Vol:13 No:10 2019Vol:13 No:09 2019Vol:13 No:08 2019Vol:13 No:07 2019Vol:13 No:06 2019Vol:13 No:05 2019Vol:13 No:04 2019Vol:13 No:03 2019Vol:13 No:02 2019Vol:13 No:01 2019
Vol:12 No:12 2018Vol:12 No:11 2018Vol:12 No:10 2018Vol:12 No:09 2018Vol:12 No:08 2018Vol:12 No:07 2018Vol:12 No:06 2018Vol:12 No:05 2018Vol:12 No:04 2018Vol:12 No:03 2018Vol:12 No:02 2018Vol:12 No:01 2018
Vol:11 No:12 2017Vol:11 No:11 2017Vol:11 No:10 2017Vol:11 No:09 2017Vol:11 No:08 2017Vol:11 No:07 2017Vol:11 No:06 2017Vol:11 No:05 2017Vol:11 No:04 2017Vol:11 No:03 2017Vol:11 No:02 2017Vol:11 No:01 2017
Vol:10 No:12 2016Vol:10 No:11 2016Vol:10 No:10 2016Vol:10 No:09 2016Vol:10 No:08 2016Vol:10 No:07 2016Vol:10 No:06 2016Vol:10 No:05 2016Vol:10 No:04 2016Vol:10 No:03 2016Vol:10 No:02 2016Vol:10 No:01 2016
Vol:9 No:12 2015Vol:9 No:11 2015Vol:9 No:10 2015Vol:9 No:09 2015Vol:9 No:08 2015Vol:9 No:07 2015Vol:9 No:06 2015Vol:9 No:05 2015Vol:9 No:04 2015Vol:9 No:03 2015Vol:9 No:02 2015Vol:9 No:01 2015
Vol:8 No:12 2014Vol:8 No:11 2014Vol:8 No:10 2014Vol:8 No:09 2014Vol:8 No:08 2014Vol:8 No:07 2014Vol:8 No:06 2014Vol:8 No:05 2014Vol:8 No:04 2014Vol:8 No:03 2014Vol:8 No:02 2014Vol:8 No:01 2014
Vol:7 No:12 2013Vol:7 No:11 2013Vol:7 No:10 2013Vol:7 No:09 2013Vol:7 No:08 2013Vol:7 No:07 2013Vol:7 No:06 2013Vol:7 No:05 2013Vol:7 No:04 2013Vol:7 No:03 2013Vol:7 No:02 2013Vol:7 No:01 2013
Vol:6 No:12 2012Vol:6 No:11 2012Vol:6 No:10 2012Vol:6 No:09 2012Vol:6 No:08 2012Vol:6 No:07 2012Vol:6 No:06 2012Vol:6 No:05 2012Vol:6 No:04 2012Vol:6 No:03 2012Vol:6 No:02 2012Vol:6 No:01 2012
Vol:5 No:12 2011Vol:5 No:11 2011Vol:5 No:10 2011Vol:5 No:09 2011Vol:5 No:08 2011Vol:5 No:07 2011Vol:5 No:06 2011Vol:5 No:05 2011Vol:5 No:04 2011Vol:5 No:03 2011Vol:5 No:02 2011Vol:5 No:01 2011
Vol:4 No:12 2010Vol:4 No:11 2010Vol:4 No:10 2010Vol:4 No:09 2010Vol:4 No:08 2010Vol:4 No:07 2010Vol:4 No:06 2010Vol:4 No:05 2010Vol:4 No:04 2010Vol:4 No:03 2010Vol:4 No:02 2010Vol:4 No:01 2010
Vol:3 No:12 2009Vol:3 No:11 2009Vol:3 No:10 2009Vol:3 No:09 2009Vol:3 No:08 2009Vol:3 No:07 2009Vol:3 No:06 2009Vol:3 No:05 2009Vol:3 No:04 2009Vol:3 No:03 2009Vol:3 No:02 2009Vol:3 No:01 2009
Vol:2 No:12 2008Vol:2 No:11 2008Vol:2 No:10 2008Vol:2 No:09 2008Vol:2 No:08 2008Vol:2 No:07 2008Vol:2 No:06 2008Vol:2 No:05 2008Vol:2 No:04 2008Vol:2 No:03 2008Vol:2 No:02 2008Vol:2 No:01 2008
Vol:1 No:12 2007Vol:1 No:11 2007Vol:1 No:10 2007Vol:1 No:09 2007Vol:1 No:08 2007Vol:1 No:07 2007Vol:1 No:06 2007Vol:1 No:05 2007Vol:1 No:04 2007Vol:1 No:03 2007Vol:1 No:02 2007Vol:1 No:01 2007