In praise of print

Posted on March 1st, 2016 by

IMG_0253Debates about ebooks vs. print have been happening ever since…well, ever since ebooks hit the market. While we aren’t anti-ebooks at the library, we are also cautious about how ebooks might impact student research and reading behaviors. (We’ve even done research about it!)

Several scientific studies have investigated these questions as well. has summarized a number of studies about reading, especially ebooks vs print. Check out the article to learn more about these findings:

  • Reading, especially print books, reduces stress
  • Readers of a short story in print had better long-term recall than those who read the same work in an ebook form
  • Reading, especially a print book, increases empathy
  • Reading, especially in print, improves sleep

Happy reading!



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