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Information Resources Usage and Information Literacy Skills of School Teachers in Sri Lanka: a Survey
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This study examines information resource usage and information literacy skills of school teachers in Sri Lanka. The study population was in-service graduate school teachers who work in government schools in the country. Multistage cluster sampling method was used to select the study sample. The study adopted a quantitative research methodology, and a self-administered survey questionnaire was distributed among 3200 teachers, and collected data were analyzed using SPSS (21.0). The results gave an insight that school teachers in Sri Lanka used a wide array of sources of information to fulfill their professional information needs. The results revealed that teachers have specific information literacy skills, which are imperative for the effective use of information resources.