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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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Undergraduates' Academic Reading Format Preferences - Electronic or Print

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:45 AM–11:30 AM CST
Salon A/B
Conference Track

5. User Experience


Reading format preferences; college students

Learning Objectives

1. Understand factors that influence students' preferences and behaviors for reading academic texts electronically and/or in print, 2. Understand the importance of considering these factors when engaging in collection policy decisions.


Findings are presented from a survey of academic reading format preferences and behaviors among 390 undergraduates at UCLA conducted in spring 2014. Students acknowledge they learn better using print, but factors including cost, convenience, complexity and importance impact their actual behaviors. An audience discussion of the broader implications will ensue.


Diane Mizrachi, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Session Materials