The following is an example of what a COUNTER 5 Database Master Report usage report can look like:
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Here are the different types of Searches you will see when you generate a Database Master Report for ProQuest:
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The usage report will refer to "Investigations" and "Requests".  
There will also be "Total_Item" and "Unique_Item" Investigations and Requests.
 
Examples of user activity and how it would translate to usage in a COUNTER5 Database Master Report usage report:

#1: A user runs a search, views two citations and opens the PDF of an article.
- Searches_Regular is incremented by one for all the databases specifically selected.
- Searches_Automated is incremented by one for all child databases that are included but were not specifically selected.
- Total_Item_Investigations is incremented by three.
- Unique_Item_Investigations is incremented by three.
- Total_Item_Requests is incremented by one.
- Unique_Item_Requests is incremented by one.


#2: A user runs three searches, views two citations, views the full text of article A, then views the full text of article B, then goes back and views the full text of article A again.
- Searches_Regular is incremented by three for all the databases specifically selected.
- Searches_Automated is incremented by three for all child databases that are included but were not specifically selected.
- Total_Item_Investigations is incremented by five.
- Unique_Item_Investigations is incremented by four.
- Total_Item_Requests is incremented by three.
- Unique_Item_Requests is incremented by two.


#3: A user runs a search using a federated search engine and views seven different citations.
- Searches_Federated is incremented by one for all the databases involved.
- Total_Item_Investigations is incremented by seven.
- Unique_Item_Investigations is incremented by seven.
- Total_Item_Requests is not incremented.
- Unique_Item_Requests is not incremented.


#4: Using a discovery system, a user finds and views the PDF of the article they were searching for after looking through two dozen citations and viewing three other PDFs.
- Searches_Automated is incremented by one for all the databases involved.
- Total_Item_Investigations is incremented by twentyeight.
- Unique_Item_Investigations is incremented by twentyeight.
- Total_Item_Requests is incremented by four.
- Unique_Item_Requests is incremented by four.


#5: A user runs a search and views four citations, then uses a link resolver to link to the full text of one of their search results.
- Searches_Regular is incremented by one for all the databases specifically selected.
- Searches_Automated is incremented by one for all child databases that are included but were not specifically selected.
- Total_Item_Investigations is incremented by five.
- Unique_Item_Investigations is incremented by five.
- Total_Item_Requests is not incremented.
- Unique_Item_Requests is not incremented.

Related Articles:

Counter 5 Usage - Article 1 - ProQuest Platform Usage Start Date
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 2 - Master Reports
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 3 - Platform Standard View Usage Report
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 4 - Database Standard View Usage Reports
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 5 - Title Standard View Usage Reports
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 6 - Item Standard View Usage Reports
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 7 - PQ Platform Investigations And Requests.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 8 - PQ Platform SUSHI URLs
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 9 - Definitions of Metric Types.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 10 - Definitions of Search Types.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 11 - Counter 4 Usage Reports Availability
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 12 - Search Example 1: All Databases Were Selected.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 13 - Search Example 2: Searching a Specific Collection.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 14 - Search Example 3: Searching specific databases within a collection.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 15 - Search Example 4: Impact of Open URL On Searches.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 16 - Search Example 5: Impact of Searching "Hidden" Sub-Databases.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 17 - Search Example 6: Impact of Searching Specific Sets of Publications Via Customized URLs.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 18 - Using The Metric of "Unique Title Investigations" or "Unique Title Requests" Will Not Show Journal Titles.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 19 - We Don't Subscribe to This Database That Is Showing Up On Our Database Master Usage Report.
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 20 - Why There's a Significant Reduction In Journal Full Text Retrievals When Comparing Counter 4 To Counter 5 Reports?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 21 - Can There Be An Investigation On A Usage Report Without A Search?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 22 - How Do You Record Usage For A User Who Is Purchasing A Dissertation?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 23 - How Do You Record Usage For a User Who Views Table Of Contents Of a Journal?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 24 - How Do You Record Usage For a User Who Views An HTML Article Then Downloads The PDF In The Same Session?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 25 - Why Don't I see any current month usage on Counter 5 reports?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 26 - How long will Counter 4 Usage Reports be available?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 27 - There's a link in PAM under Counter 5 usage reports section that shows links to usage reports that we requested before. How long will they be available?
Counter 5 Usage Reports - Article 28 - Do I have to view the entire video before it gets recorded as a request on Counter reports?