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EBSCOadmin - Title Usage Report

The Title Usage Report compiles the number of requests logged for specific publication titles in selected databases.

To run a title usage 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 Usage Reports sub-tab.

  5. Select Option – Select the Title radio button.

    Title Usage Report

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

  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. Limit Results to – Select All Titles (in the database), or select a special collection that you have set up—for example, library holdings, or an exclude collection.

  9. Fields to Show:

    • ISSN/ISBN – The publication’s ISSN or ISBN number.

    • Title – The title of the publication.

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

    • PDF Full Text Requests – The total number of PDF requests logged.

    • HTML Full Text Requests – The total number of HTML Full Text requests logged. EBSCO tracks, by logging clicks on the HTML Full Text link from within a citation, when a user chooses to view the HTML full text article.

    • Image/Video Requests – The total number of times that images (or videos, when available) were accessed from the Image/Video Collections.

    • SmartLink Requests – Links from EBSCOhost citations in non-full text databases to matched full text articles in other EBSCOhost databases; or linked full text requests to EJS (Electronic Journal Service) and CrossRef.

    • CustomLink Requests – The total number of times users clicked on CustomLinks. CustomLinks technology provides direct links from EBSCOhost journal citations to a customer’s Web-based OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), ILL, Document Delivery Services, and search engines from other vendors.

    • Abstract Requests – The total number of times requests for abstracts were logged.

  10. Sort Report by – From the drop-down list, select how the report should be sorted. (The Fields to Show selections are listed.)

  11. Format – Select an output format for the report: HTML, comma delimited, or tab delimited. Comma delimited files output in Microsoft Excel .csv format, and can be read by many spreadsheet programs.

  12. Lines Per Page – Enter the number of lines per each page of the report. Defaults to 25 lines per page.

  13. Click Show Report, Email Report, Schedule Report, or Save Report.

Sample Title Usage Report (in HTML output format)

Title Usage Report