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Are usage statistics available for my library?

Applies to
  • FirstSearch

The online FirstSearch usage statistics contain information about your library's use of FirstSearch. Monthly reports are included for individual and group (consortium) accounts. Each month, OCLC adds another month to the statistics service. A minimum of 36 months of historical data is available.

Overview reports combine data for all databases, including the number of sessions and searches. Other reports provide the number of searches performed in each database.

OCLC Usage Statistics can be accessed from the FirstSearch login screen or at

Log on to the usage statistics site using your FirstSearch authorization and administrative or statistics password. After logging in, you will be able to select any of the statistics reports that are available for you.

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