Publications and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

This paper reports a diary-based qualitative study on college students’ reading habits with regard to print and electronic media. Students used a form to record information about their reading practices for twelve days, including length of reading event, location, format used, and the purpose of reading. Students tended to use print for academic and long-form reading and to engage with it more deeply. Although electronic resources were sometimes used for academic purposes, students often used them for shorter and nonacademic reading. Students found electronic media convenient, but most of them did not wish to switch to electronic media for their academic reading.

Comments

This article was originally published in College and Research Libraries, September 2014, pages 705-723. Available at: http://crl.acrl.org/content/75/5/705.full.pdf+html?sid=315dcf5b-2012-4840-a976-2208b0a72d3a

This article is made available under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Non-Commercial license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)

 
 

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