Usage Reports Glossary

CrossSearchSM Subsessions & Queries Report

The CrossSearch subsessions & queries report shows the number of subsessions and queries in each of the products that can be searched in CrossSearch. The annual statistics are broken down by month. To see statistics for a different year, click the CrossSearch link at the top of the page. Then select a different year and click Submit.

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Usage Summary Table
Usage Summary Graph

Usage Summary Table

CrossSearch products:

BIOSIS Previews®
CAB Abstracts®
ISI Current Contents Connect®
Derwent Innovations IndexSM
ISI Proceedings®
ISI Web of Science®

The summary table shows statistics for these variables:



Number of successful connections to each of the products that can be searched in CrossSearch. For example, if a user selects three products in CrossSearch and executes a search, a subsession counts in each of the three products.


A query submits a request for results to a database. A query is recorded when a user clicks the Search button in Form Search or Concept Search.

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 year.

Average Use   Average number (arithmetic mean) for each column. This is the average use for the year.

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 logged onto CrossSearch six times and searched ISI Proceedings and ISI Web of Science. The user submitted twelve queries to both products.

    ISI Proceedings ISI Web of Science
IP Address/
Token ID
Subsessions Queries Subsessions
01 Jan 2003          
  123.45.678 6 12 6
02 Jan 2003        
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Usage Summary Graph

Usage data are presented in two types of graphs at the bottom of the page:

  • Usage is plotted on a two-dimensional graph for subsessions and queries in each database.The values on the Y-axis (ordinate) show the usage numbers for the dates plotted on the X-axis (abscissa).
  • Also, two pie charts show the usage for each of the products that can be searched in CrossSearch as a percentage of total CrossSearch usage.

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. Then select CrossSearch 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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This help page last modified 01/31/2003

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