Survey of Research Show Print Books Still Have Value

A recent Huffington Post article looked at nine studies comparing print and digital book preferences. While the reports examine different populations, the overall findings share one point in common: students still value print for education and personal reading.

Results reviewed include:

  • A 2014 survey of younger Americans and libraries from Pew Research, which found that millennials believe there is useful information only available in non-digital resources;
  • A 2012 report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center revealing that when they read together, parents and children choose ebooks less than 10% of the time; and
  • Two research studies—one from West University professors Heather Schugar and Jordan Schugar and the other from Naomi S. Baron at American University—which found many students concentrate better with paper books.

Read the story, “Sorry Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print is Better,” on the Huffington Post.

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