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How can I access Flipster usage reports using EBSCOadmin?

If you subscribe to Flipster, you can access usage reports using the EBSCOadmin Reports and Statistics feature. Flipster reports allow you to view statistical information based on issues and titles accessed, as well as overall usage of the Flipster interface.

Flipster Report Fields

Please note the following about your generated Flipster report:

  • Downloads refer specifically to issues users downloaded within the Flipster mobile app.
  • Online views refer specifically to issues read by users on the Flipster desktop or the mobile site.


Running Flipster Reports

To run a Flipster Usage Report:

  1. Log in to EBSCOadmin at

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

  3. Click Usage Reports in the Flipster section.

  4. Report Type: From the drop-down list, select which report you want to run.

    • Issue Usage Report
    • Platform Usage Report
    • Title Usage Report
  5. Site: Select to run the report for all sites or an individual site. (Consortia customers only.)

  6. Reporting Period: Select the month and year for which you want to run the report. (Reporting period can be from 1-12 months; up to three years of details are available.)

  7. Check the Linked Database Names box to include a field on your report that specifies the database from which users linked into Flipster.

    • Title Usage Report: Database names appear in the User Activity column next to Online Views via Link.

    • Platform Usage Report: Database names appear in the first column under User Activity next to Online Views via Link.

      Note: If the link activity does not include the Database name, the report displays the Online Views via Link count with no Databases specified on the report.

  8. Click Create Report for Download. The system indicates that your report is being created and when finished, it will be available from the Download Reports tab.

  9. Click the Download Reports tab and then click the Export link for your report.

    A dialog box appears. You can save the report to your hard drive as an .xlsx file, or select to open it with Excel.