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EBSCOadmin - Graphical Session Usage Report

The Graphical Session Usage Report reflects the number of unique visits to an EBSCO interface (EBSCOhost, Consumer Health Complete, Literary Reference Center, etc.) during a selected time period. These reports can be displayed in Column Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, or Pie Chart formats.

Session Graphical Usage Report

To run a graphical session 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 Session.

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

  7. 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.)

  8. Fields to Show:

    • Sessions – The number of times an EBSCO product is accessed. If a user has an active session in the EBSCOhost 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.

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

  10. Click Show Report.

Sample Graphical Session Usage Report

Session Graphical Usage Report