New: EBSCO updated standard reports as of August 2017. With this change WSL will report EBSCO usage by Interface (e.g. Explora, EBSCO Research Databases, NoveList, etc) and also a breakdown of usage by Research Database (e.g. MasterFILE Premier, Middle Search, etc). These reports replace the 'session use' and 'database use' reports previously provided.
Contact Desiree Saunders at desiree.saunders @ wyo.gov if you have any questions or would like to request a monthly report to be emailed for your library's EBSCO usage.
Report Term Definitions
Abstract Requests: When a user hovers over the Article Preview feature for an article in the result list and the preview is viewed, it is counted in an institution's statistics as an Abstract Request in EBSCOadmin.
HTML Full Text Requests: HTML is a format to display full text. 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.
PDF Full Text Requests: PDF (Portable Document Format) is an electronic format to display a document. PDF's are viewable with an Adobe Acrobat Reader. EBSCO tracks, by logging clicks on the PDF Full Text link from within a citation, when a user chooses to "view" the PDF full text article.
Result Clicks: A click originating from a set of search results; i.e. the same as a Search Click
Sessions: A user Visit to an EBSCO interface (EBSCOhost, Consumer Health Complete, Student Research Center, etc.) Each unique Visit to these interfaces is counted as a Session. When a user visits one of these interfaces a Session ID is generated. This ID becomes active for 24 hours and multiple users may access the interface using this Session ID thus incrementing the Session count for this one SessionID.
Total Full Text Request: The sum of all Full Text requests made while within an EBSCO interface.
Total Requests: A total count of all HTML and PDF full text requests
Total Search Clicks: When an EBSCO user looks up data, this look-up is registered as a Search.
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