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The main purpose of this study was to measure the information literacy skills of MBBS students at King Edward Medical University Lahore, Punjab Pakistan. The quantitative research method was used to carry out the study. A convenient sampling technique was used to collect data from the entire sample. The total number of respondents was 309 with a total response rate of 91.69%. SPSS 22nd version was used to analyze the gathered data from respondents. Descriptive statistics were applied to check the frequency, percentage and reported in the form of tabulation. Moreover, the mean and standard deviation was also found to find out the results. The results showed that respondents were usually able to decide where and how to find the information and select information most appropriate to the information need. However, respondents were occasionally able to identify a variety of potential sources of information, evaluate information critically, differentiate between fact and opinion, and limit search strategies by subject, language and date. The usage of internet resources was a strength and opinioned as good while ethical and legal use of information, computer literacy skills, use of searching techniques and tools for information retrieval, and research skills were opinioned as fair. The printed information literacy instruction was preferred by KEMU students whereas online courses, orientation by librarians and seminars and workshops were not preferred by the respondents.