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Date of this Version

Spring 5-15-2021


The present study is a diagnosis of Information Literacy Competency (ILC) levels of social science researchers. The data was empirically collected from 520 researchers and analyzed using differential and inferential statistical techniques. The Information Literacy (IL) competent researchers were maximum 79.6% in ‘Information Use Ethics’, followed by 77.7% in ‘Information Need’, 76.2% in ‘Information Use’, 66.9% in ‘Information Evaluation’ and 53.8% in ‘Information Access’. The study has identified IL deficiencies on different parameters and suggests necessary improvements in the current practices for further enhancement of ILC among researchers.