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Information Literacy, Health Literacy, Health Information Literacy-What are they about?

Library Herald Year : 2013, Volume : 51, Issue : 4 First page : ( 323) Last page : ( 339) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-2469.51.4.007

Information Literacy, Health Literacy, Health Information Literacy-What are they about?

Narang Sangeeta*, Sen B K**, Shukla Archana*** *Librarian Grade-I, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Email: narang.sangeeta@yahoo.co.in **Ex-Scientist, NISCAIR, New Delhi. Email: bksen1938@gmail.com ***Assistant Prof., IGNOU, New Delhi. Email: archana@ignou.ac.in

Abstract Presents chronological development of the concept and its seven components, along with information skill model and the standard. On this topic there are exclusive books, journals, websites, projects, reports, training materials, conferences and guides. The number of papers on the topic is quite large, and they pertain to various disciplines like. science, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and agriculture. The papers have emanated from various institutions such as schools, colleges, universities and hospitals. The studies conducted involved students at various levels of study, researchers, faculty, nurses, therapists, dental students, older adults and so on pertaining to different states, regions, workplaces, etc. The study covers information literacy, health literacy, and health information literacy. The research papers of high relevance published in English are embraced in the study.

Keywords Information literacy, health literacy, health information literacy,Narang Sangeeta, Sen B K, Shukla Archana.

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