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|Title:||Information literacy in the professional literature: an exploratory analysis|
|Author(s):||Noa Aharony, (Department of Information Science, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)|
|Citation:||Noa Aharony, (2010) "Information literacy in the professional literature: an exploratory analysis", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 62 Iss: 3, pp.261 - 282|
|Keywords:||Health and medicine, Information literacy, Research work|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00012531011046907 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The current study aims to review the different publications dealing with information literacy and the emerging trends reflected over the ten years, 1999-2009, in the Web of Science (WOS) database.
Design/methodology/approach – The study presents both a statistical descriptive analysis of document type, subject areas, authors, source titles, publication years, languages, countries and keywords of publications extracted from the WOS database, as well as a thorough content analysis of keywords and abstracts extracted from the WOS database.
Findings – The main results suggest that the term information literacy has various characteristics in an additional and interesting context: health and medicine. This finding may reflect a tendency of association between information literacy and health and medicine and stresses people's need for information literacy in this specific context.
Originality/value – The current study emphasises the notion that information literacy is no longer an issue for librarians or educators only.
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