Usage Reports Glossary

Inspec® Monthly Summary Report

The monthly summary report shows daily usage statistics for the month indicated at the top of the report. To see statistics for a different month, click the Inspec link at the top of the page. Then select a different month and click Submit.

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Usage Summary Table
Usage Summary Graph

Usage Summary Table

The summary table shows monthly usage statistics for each of the following variables:

Variable   Description



Number of successful logons (connections) to Inspec.


A query submits a request for results to a database. A query is recorded when a user clicks Search on any page where it submits a database search. Clicking Search to go to another page in Inspec does not record a query.

Citation Events  

A citation event is an action that uses the citation data in ISI Web of Science. A citation event is recorded when a user clicks one of the following buttons or links in Inspec:

  • Find Related Records on the Full Record page
  • Citing Articles on the Full Record page
  • Cited References on the Full Record page
The citation event in Inspec also counts as a query in ISI Web of Science.

Records Viewed   Number of full records viewed. The records shown on a summary list of results are not counted.

Records Exported   Number of records exported to EndNote®, ProCite®, or Reference Manager® when the user clicks the Export to Reference Software button.

Records Saved   Number of records that are saved to a file when a user clicks the Save to File button.

Records Printed   Number of records that are displayed when a user clicks the Format for Print button.

Records Emailed   Number of records e-mailed when a user clicks the E-mail button.

Records Ordered   Number of records for which full-text source documents are requested when a user clicks the Order Full Text button.

TOCs Viewed   Number of journal tables of contents displayed. The Table of Contents link from a full record in Inspec is available only if ISI Current Contents Connect is part of an ISI Web of Knowledge subscription.

Total Items Requested  

This is the sum of the numbers in the same row for these variables:

  • Records Viewed
  • Records Exported
  • Records Saved
  • Records Printed
  • Records Emailed
  • Records Ordered

At the bottom of the table are two rows showing:

Total Use   Sum of the numbers in each column. This is the total use for the month.

Average Use   Average number (arithmetic mean) for the numbers in the columns. This is the average use for the month.

If you selected the option to Include IP Addresses and Token IDs on the select a report page, then the table will have an additional column with this heading: IP Address/Token ID. To the right of the IP Address or Token ID in the same row are usage statistics for that identifier. The date of usage is in the row above and to the left of the identifier.

For example, this report shows that on January 1, 2003, the person(s) using a computer whose IP address is 123.45.678 submitted 27 queries and 6 citation events to Inspec:

IP Address/
Token ID
01 Jan 2003      
  123.45.678 27
02 Jan 2003    
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Summary Graph

Usage is plotted on a two-dimensional graph at the bottom indicating usage trends for these variables:

The values on the Y-axis (ordinate) show the usage numbers for the dates plotted on the X-axis (abscissa).

Note: If usage statistics are broken down by IP Address and Token ID, no graph will appear. If you want to see usage data plotted on a graph, return to the Usage Reports Home page and select Inspec again. On the page for selecting the type of usage report, clear the check box Include IP Addresses and Token IDs.

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Documentation version 1.0
This help page last modified 01/29/2003

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