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Ashfaq, Hira and Ansari, Munira Nasreen.(2018). Impact of online reading on skills of professionals. Library philosophy and practice.
This study investigates the impact of online reading on skills of professionals and students. The professionals include doctors, teachers, researchers, bankers, businessmen, journalists, librarians and regular students of the University of Karachi. The research approach of this study is qualitative. The sample size is 50. The qualitative data was collected through face to face interviews that recorded on the smartphone. The recorded interviews were transcribed and then analyzed. The findings indicated online reading through internet increases the reading habit and strengthen the knowledge of users through the availability of information across the world. Simultaneously it enriches the skills of professionals. The professional skills are enhancing through the variety of resources which are easily accessible. Furthermore, online lectures, tutorials, and demos are boosting the independent lifelong learning skills. While translation service, online dictionaries, pronunciation, and vocabularies also upgrade the language skills.