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How do I run Usage Reports in EBSCOadmin?

EBSCOadmin allows administrators to run Usage Reports that track your institution's EBSCO usage. Statistics information appears in EBSCOadmin 24 hours after the activity has been conducted.

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Statistical reports can be viewed or saved in the following formats:

  • HTML: This report is formatted as an HTML page, and delivered as an email attachment.
  • Comma Delimited: This report is delivered as a comma delimited file, and can be imported to a spreadsheet.
  • Tab Delimited: This report is delivered as a tab delimited file, and can be imported to a spreadsheet.

To access statistical reports:

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

  2. Click Standard Reports under EBSCOhost/EDS, then click the Usage Reports sub-tab.

    (If you are administering a consortia, and have created User-Defined Fields, they will appear as additional parameters on the Session and Database Usage Report Screens.)

  3. Select Option: Select whether to run a Session, Session by Hour, Database, Title, IP, Interface Usage, or Browser and Device report.

  4. Consortium Site: Select to run the report for all sites or an individual site.

  5. Level: Where the Level field appears, select the level at which you want to run the report. The selections vary depending on which report you are running.

  6. Database: Where the Database field appears, select all databases, accessed databases, or a specific database.

  7. Interface: Where the Interface field appears, select all interfaces, or a specific interface.

  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. Display by: Where the Display by field appears, you can choose to display the data by Month, which provides the details for each month in the period, or you can select Year, which displays the annual totals. Defaults to Month.

  10. Include: Where the Include field appears, select all sites or only sites with statistics greater than zero.

  11. Limit Results to: Where the Limit Results to field appears, select from the drop-down list, and check if you want to include records with no ISSN.

  12. Fields to Show: Select which fields you want to show on the report by marking the check boxes as needed. The selections vary depending on which report you are running.

  13. Sort Report by: Where Sort Report by appears, select from the drop-down list how the report should be sorted.

  14. Format: Select an output format: HTML, comma delimited, or tab delimited.

  15. Lines Per Page: Enter the number of lines per each page of the report.

You can view the report on-screen.

  1. Click Show Report.

  2. When you have finished viewing the report, click Close.

You can e-mail the report in a variety of formats.

  1. Click E-mail Report. Enter your e-mail address and a report description in the text fields.

  2. Select an output format-HTML, comma delimited, or tab delimited. Click Submit. A confirmation message is displayed.

You can schedule the report to be run another time.

  1. Click Schedule Report.

  2. Make your selections on this screen, and click Submit. A confirmation message is displayed.

You can save the report to a file.

  1. Click Save Report.

  2. A dialog box appears. You can save the report to your hard drive, or open on your desktop and save as an HTML file.