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EBSCOadmin - Link Activity Report

The Link Activity Report compiles link-outs and link-ins for selected products helping customers quickly determine which products have the most link activity.

Report filters and levels provide flexibility, allowing users to customize report requests. Grouping and Options controls allow users to select the level of detail to include in the report while Filters provide the ability to limit the report data analyzed.

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To run a link activity report:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at

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

  3. Click Standard Usage Reports under EBSCOhost/EDS.

  4. Select Link Activity Report from the Report Type drop-down menu.

    Select Link Activity Report

  5. Select the Activity Type: Link-Out or Link-In

  6. Sites - Select to include statistics for All sites or select a specific site. (Consortia only)

  7. Interface – Select All Interfaces Accessed, or select All Subscribed Interfaces. When selecting All Subscribed Interfaces, you can click the Select/View button to fine tune which interfaces to include in the report. On the window that appears, you can remove all interfaces or remove specific interfaces from appearing on the report.

    For example: to view link activity for the EBSCOhost Research Databases interface, remove all interfaces and then select EBSCOhost Research Databases.

  8. Reporting Period - Click the date range field to select a reporting period or create a custom date range for your report.

  9. Analysis Level - Select an analysis level to display link activity statistics aggregated by database, interface, site, group, or profile levels. Select Link-Out to view a report of link-out totals.

  10. Count Aggregation - Select to aggregate your statistics by the Total number of hits, or group them on the report By Year or By Month.

  11. Delivery - Select to Download the report when it is complete from the Download Reports tab or choose the E-mail option to fill in your e-mail address, a subject line, frequency (one-time or scheduled monthly) and the desired Format (MS Excel or tab delimited).

  12. Click Create Report for Download to generate your report.

  13. Click the Download Reports tab above the Report Type drop-down menu and once the report has been generated it appears as Complete in the Status column.

  14. Click the hyperlink for the desired report format to download it.

    Note: Once the report is complete, it is available for download for 24 hours.


See also:

How do I schedule reports in EBSCOadmin?