ISSN 2409-7616

Strelnikov S.S.


UDC 378:78.606:025.4.03

Strelnikov S.S.1 (Tyumen, Russian Federation) –

1Tyumen State Medical University

Abstract. The article explores the feasibility of employing bibliometric analysis within the domains of cultural and pedagogical studies, specifically to delineate the evolution in scholarly perspectives regarding information and digital literacy. An elucidative overview of the prevailing research landscape pertaining to information and digital literacy is provided, alongside a detailed examination of bibliographic keyword analysis methodologies. The crux of this analytical approach resides in juxtaposing primary and ancillary keywords within article metadata, thereby charting the trajectory of their application over time. This investigation aims to unearth the analytical capabilities of bibliometric tools in discerning conceptual disparities between “digital literacy” and “information literacy” through the scrutiny of corollary keywords in scholarly publications. The objectives delineated for this inquiry encompass: evaluating the prevalence of primary keywords, identifying the most recurrent ancillary keywords within literature on information and digital culture, establishing intersections amongst these categories, generating compilations for primary keywords featuring shared ancillary keywords, curating a roster of researchers engaged in the utilization of these terminologies, and conducting a substantive review of each identified scholar’s contributions. The methodological framework incorporated an examination of publications catalogued within the Russian Science Citation Index, supplemented by the analytical functionalities of the integrated services provided by The findings corroborate the inherent suitability of the bibliometric analysis technique for the enunciated objectives, whilst also articulating its constraints and the potential avenues for its application. This investigation substantiates the premise that bibliometric analysis constitutes a viable instrument for elucidating the nuanced divergences between “digital literacy” and “information literacy” within the expanse of academic literature, thereby contributing to the refinement of discourse in the intersecting realms of information studies and educational research.

Keywords: bibliometrics, information literacy, digital literacy, keywords, term, scientometrics, scientific publications.


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For citation: Strelnikov S.S. Information and digital literacy: bibliometric analysis.  CITISE, 2024, no. 2, pp. 320-333.