Acquiring usage statistics for the MeL Databases

Many sites require an administrative username and password to access your library's statistics. In order for statistics to be generated for your institution, you must be using either direct or customized URLs. Contact the MeL Databases Support Staff with questions.


  • Go to (Requires a User ID and password.)
  • Select the options to generate the report for, select a Date Range and choose HTML format or Excel format
  • Click on Continue to generate the report. usage statistics are not displayed with the Gale usage statistics report. The statistics are not automated, but Gale receives a spreadsheet with the usage every month. There are two versions of the reports. The first version only shows the number of hits to the database. The second version shows which make, model, and year was accessed, along with when the information was accessed. To receive your usage statistics, contact the MeL Databases Support Staff.


  • Go to the CultureGrams Subscription page. (Requires a username and password)
  • Click on the View Usage Statistics Report link.
  • Select a Report Type, Delivery Method and Totals Displayed from the drop-down menus.
  • Under Usage Period, select dates.
  • Check the box next to Show statistics for each site in this multi-level account to view library specific statistics within a consortium.
    • You may need to check that box even if you aren't part of a library consortium to view individual library statistics.
  • Click on Create to generate the report.

DemographicsNow: Business & People

DemographicsNow statistics are not displayed with the Gale usage statistics report. The DemographicsNow statistics are not automated, but Gale receives a spreadsheet with the usage every month. To receive your DemographicsNow usage statistics, contact the MeL Databases Support Staff.


  • Go to the EBSCO Admin module (Requires a user ID and password)
  • Click on the blue Reports & Statistics main tab to view the report type sub-tabs.
  • Select the Standard Reports tab.
  • In Standard Reports, statistics can be viewed in several formats. Select the report type and then choose statistics at the the Site level. The Database and Title Reports are defaulted to show Selected statistics, which you can choose from the drop-down list.
  • Once you have selected the date range, which fields to show, sort order, format, and number of lines per page, you can choose to view the statistics immediately (Show Report), send them to an email address (E-mail Report), or schedule reports to automatically be sent to designated email addresses at pre-determined intervals (Schedule Report).
  • Click on the Help link to view the online User Guide for EBSCOadmin and the Support & Training link to search EBSCO's Knowledge Base of FAQs, view additional tutorials, download support materials such as Help Sheets or complete User Guides, or send EBSCO a question using the E-mail Support link along the top toolbar.

eLibrary and eLibrary Elementary

  • Go to the eLibrary Local Administration page
  • Select the Report Type and Delivery Method from the drop-down menus.
    • Whatever type of report you select, an explanation of what is included is presented to the right of the drop-down menus.
  • Select the Usage Period you want for the reports.
  • Click on Create Report to generate the report.


Your institution should receive monthly usage statistics via email.

  • To view older statistics, visit the Gale Admin module. (Requires a username and password)
  • Click on the View/Edit link under Summary Page next to your location ID.
  • Click on Reports in the green bar on the left hand side of the screen.
  • Click on the View Usage Reports link.
  • From here you can run various reports.
  • Under Helpful Usage Documents, on the lower right, there are several links to quick start guides on how to run reports.
  • For further information about the Gale Admin module, please view the Gale Usage Web Portal User Guide.


  • Go to the HeritageQuest Reports page
  • From the drop-down menus, you will need to select the Report Type, Delivery Method, and Usage Period.
  • Click on Create Report in order to generate the report.

Lansing State Journal (ProQuest)

  • Go to the ProQuest Administrator Module (Requires a username and password)
  • Once you have logged in, click on Usage Reports on the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click on Request Usage Reports to request a one-off usage report to view, email or download or to schedule a regular report to receive by email. Select a Report Type, enter in a Usage period and choose a Delivery Method, then click on Create Report to generate your report.
  • Click on Scheduled Usage Reports to view or manage currently scheduled usage reports.

LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator

  • In order to receive detailed usage statistics and summary data, you need to register your library's statistician's name with LearningExpress.
  • Go to this URL: 
  • Fill out all of the contact information in the form and select Request a Reporting Access Code to receive your link to the statistics site as well as your access code.

SIRS Discoverer and Renaissance

Your institution should receive monthly usage statistics via email.

  • To view older statistics, go to the SIRS Knowledge Source Web Usage Statistics Report page. (Requires a Customer/Consortium Number)
  • Select a Report Type.Specify the dates you wish to view, as well as the format (e.g. Text, HTML, CSV) in which you wish to receive the statistics.
  • The statistics will be separated out into SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Knowledge Source. SIRS Knowledge Source includes SIRS Renaissance - but if libraries have other SIRS products (SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter), those would also be included in SIRS Knowledge Source.