Journal of Academic Librarianship
Academic libraries are increasingly collecting e-books, but little research has investigated how students use e-books compared to print texts. This study used a prompted think-aloud method to gain an understanding of the information retrieval behavior of students in both formats. Qualitative analysis identified themes that will inform instruction and collection practices.
Berg, Selinda Adelle; Hoffmann, Kristin; and Dawson, Diane. (2011). Not on the Same Page: Undergraduates' Information Retrieval in Electronic and Print Books. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36 (6), 518-525.