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Measuring Information Literacy Skills among the Social Science Research Scholars of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University: A Study

The present study reports the result of a survey conducted at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh and Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI), Delhi to measure the information literacy skills of social science research scholars. The major findings of the study revealed that majority of the research scholars of both the universities required information for their research work and to update subject knowledge. It is also found that there is a lack of awareness among the research scholars regarding the use of encyclopedia and bibliography. They are not very much acquainted with the use of Boolean operators and truncation for efficient information retrieval. Most of the research scholars have knowledge of fair use and plagiarism. Majority of the research scholars opined that information literacy programs are beneficial for them. Highest number of research scholars required training to use electronic resources, search strategies use of computer/internet.

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