E‐books versus print books: Readers' choices and preferences across contexts

  title={E‐books versus print books: Readers' choices and preferences across contexts},
  author={Yin Zhang and Sonali Kudva},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  • Yin Zhang, Sonali Kudva
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • Education
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
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