Library Statistics

Titles in the Collection

Titles in the Collection: FY2015-16: 376,723; FY 2014-15: 334,599; FY 2013-14: 284,697; FY 2012-13: 243,652; FY 2011-12: 227,949.

Databases & Catalog

Top 10 Databases FY 2015-16

Top 10 Databases FY 2014-15: Academic Search Premier/Complete: 174,782 searches; CINAHL Plus w/ Full Text: 142,410 searches; Business Source Elite/Complete: 66,025 searches; PsycINFO & PsycARTICLES: 61,987 searches; RefWorks: 33,935 references; Ovid: 22,894 searches; ScienceDirect: 20,875 searches; ERIC: 20,577; Alexander Street: 19,889; Health Source: Nursing/Academic: 16,713 searches.

Catalog Searches

Catalog Searches: FY 2015-16: 125,919; FY 2014-15: 142,485; FY 2013-14: 156,712; FY 2012-13: 101,375; FY 2011-12: 185,672.

Interlibrary Loan

Lending

Interlibrary Loan - Lending: FY 2015-16: 14,412; FY 2014-15: 12,111; FY 2013-14: 4,636; FY 2012-13: 3,445; FY 2011-12: 4,827.

Borrowing

Interlibrary Loan - Borrowing: FY 2015-16: 4,725; FY 2014-15: 6,271; FY 2013-14: 4,192; FY 2012-13: 2,684; FY 2011-12: 3,597.

Reference Questions

Reference Questions: FY 2015-16: 2,874; FY 2014-15: 5,509; FY 2013-14: 6,676; FY 2012-13: 6,029; FY 2011-12: 7,038.

Library Instruction

Classroom Sessions

Library Instruction - Classroom Sessions: FY 2015-16: 154; FY 2014-15: 216; FY 2013-14: 273; FY 2012-13: 248; FY 2011-12: 249.

Participants

Library Instruction - Participants: FY 2015-16: 2,714; FY 2014-15: 2,235; FY 2013-14: 3,185; FY 2012-13: 3,399; FY 2011-12: 3,420.

Visits to the Library Website

Visits to the Library Website: FY 2015-16: 298,005; FY 2014-15: 351,525; FY 2013-14: 348,701; FY 2012-13: 308,732; FY 2011-12: 212,725.

Questions?

Jack Fritts
University Librarian
Phone: (630) 829-6060
Email: jfritts@ben.edu

 
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