The Search Alerts Usage report shows usage statistics
for the search alerts purchased by your institution. (Statistics for table
of contents alerts and citation alerts
are provided in separate reports.) The report is divided into three parts. At
the top of the page are search alerts totals. In the middle section, the totals
are broken down by individual products in your Web of Knowledge subscription.
At the bottom is a pie chart that illustrates
the proportion of available alerts used by each product.
Search Alerts Totals
Search Alerts Totals show statistics for the following
variables. The totals aggregate the numbers for the same variables in all products
in your Web of Knowledge subscription.
Search Alerts by Product
This section of the page distributes the number
of alerts used by product. The sum total of all of the alerts used in this section
should be the same as the alerts used under Search Alerts Totals. However, the
sum total of all users in this section may be greater than the number of users
under Search Alerts Totals. This is because the same user may have alerts in multiple
products. Therefore, that user is counted more than once in this section of the
If you elected to include individual user details
on the Select a Report
page, the report identifies for each alert:
- Alert Name
- Expiration Date
- Alert Description. The optional description provided
by the creator of the alert at the time the alert is set up.
Search Alerts Chart
The pie chart at the bottom of the page shows the
proportion of alerts used in relation to the total number of alerts purchased.
"Free" alerts are unused alerts.
Note: No pie chart will appear if you elected
to include individual user details on the Select
a Report page.
This help page last modified 08/31/2012
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