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EBSCOadmin - Graphical Interface Usage Report

The Graphical Interface Usage Report reflects the number of sessions, searches, and requests logged against an EBSCO interface (such as EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service, Literary Reference Center, etc.) within a selected time period. If your site uses more than one EBSCO interface, it is possible to run reports which detail usage by each available interface. These reports can be displayed in Column Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, or Pie Chart formats.

Interface Graphical Usage Report

To run a graphical interface report:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at

  2. Click Reports & Statistics in the tool bar at the top of the screen.

  3. Click Standard Reports under EBSCOhost/EDS.

  4. Click the Graphical Reports sub-tab.

  5. Select Option – Select Interface.

  6. Level – The level of detail to report. Select one: Interface or Month.

  7. Interfaces – Select All, or from the drop-down list, select the specific interfaces for which you want to run the report. Press the Ctrl key, and right-click on your mouse to select up to 10 interfaces.

  8. Period to Show – In the Date Range "from" and "through" drop-down lists, select a time period for the report. (Note: Hourly statistics are based on US Eastern Standard Time.)

  9. Fields to Show:

    • Sessions – The number of times an EBSCOhost product is accessed. If a user has an active session in the EBSCOhost Web interface, then clicks the Select Service Tab and chooses another interface, a new session transaction will be logged.

    • Searches – The total number of searches logged. When an EBSCO user looks up data, this look-up is registered as a search.

    • Total Full Text Requests – The sum of all Full Text requests made while within an EBSCO interface.

  10. Display Report as – Select from the following graphical formats: Column Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph or Pie Chart.

Sample Graphical Interface Usage Report

Interface Graphical Usage Report