Admin Portal Overview: Online Databases


Administrators of database accounts have access to special features for managing their accounts via the Universal Admin Portal, at The portal offers the following administrative features:

Usage Statistics:

Administrators can access quantitative reports for their institutions online database activity.  A verified COUNTER 4 report is offered for all products, as well as legacy Summary, COUNTER 4, and ICOLC report. All legacy reports have an end date of 12/31/2018.

Reported data includes Record Views, Regular Searches, Result Clicks, and Searches-federated and Automated.

MARC Records:

If MARC records are available for any of your current online products, they will be available for download.  Multiple records exist for each online resource to meet the needs of schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.

Usage Boosters:

If Search Widgets, Icons, or Alternative Search Widgets are available for any of your current online products, you will see a Usage Boosters tab on the product navigation, or you can access all of your product Usage Boosters in one place from the left-have navigation of the Resource page.  Here you can access code to copy to embed the html needed to add the Usage Boosters to your institutions website.

Account Settings:

This page allows you to request changes to your administration settings, such as the username and password used to access the Admin Portal.  Administrators can also use this page to request changes to authentication settings, such as product username and password, adding IP ranges, or adding referring URLs.  You can also request changes for Integrations and Discovery services.

Admin Tools:

Under product settings on the product navigation, there will be a settings option. Here you will be able to set the default Standards, or turn on/off the Standards. If content suppression is available for any of your subscribed databases, you will see the Suppression tab on the product navigation.


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