Library & Archive

Keeping you up to date with our resources & collections


You can access online content from a number of print journals subscribed to by the library



By logging into OpenAthens & selecting the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD) database from the resources list you can browse issues of these journals, as well as view and print full text articles:

  • Research in Dance Education
  • Dance Chronicle
  • Performance Research
  • Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices
  • Choreographic Practices
  • Dance Research

If you are onsite you can access the database directly on any networked NSCD computer.

There is also a useful index of past issues available online for Performance Research.

OpenAthens IBTD | Onsite Access


By logging into OpenAthens and selecting the Performing Arts Periodicals Database (PAPD) from the resources list you can browse issues of these journals, as well as view and print full text articles:

  • Dance Europe
  • Dance Research Journal
  • Medical Problems of Performing Artists
  • The Stage

If you are onsite you can access the database directly on any networked NSCD computer.

OpenAthens PAPD | Onsite Access


By accessing the ingentaconnect platform on any NSCD networked computer you can browse issues of these journals, as well as view and print full text articles:

  • Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices
  • Choreographic Practices
  • JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students
  • Dance, Movement & Spiritualities
  • Journal of Arts & Communities
OpenAthens Ingenta | Onsite Access

Taylor & Francis

By accessing the Taylor & Francis platform on any NSCD networked computer you can browse issues of these journals, as well as view and print full text articles:

  • Body, Movement & Dance in Psychology
  • Dance Chronicle
  • International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media
  • Journal of Aesthetics & Phenomenology
  • Performance Research
  • Research in Dance Education
  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • Theatre, Dance & Performance Training
Taylor & Francis | Onsite Access


Animated is published by People Dancing (formerly known as The Foundation for Community Dance), the title can be accessed & browsed online.

You can use the online archive tool to search past issues of the journal for articles of interest. Then simply locate the back issue in the library & archive collections or on the People Dancing website, allowing you to read any articles that relate to your area of research.

Animated Archive Search

Dance Research

Dance Research, the journal of the Society for Dance Research, is essential reading for those involved in the study & practice of dance. It provides an international forum for the presentation & discussion of contemporary dance research & contains a section of comprehensive book & journal reviews.

Dance Research is addressed to scholars & practitioners working within the many disciplines which constitute Dance Studies – Studies of Dancers; Ballet; Choreography; Dance & Movement; Dance & Music; Dance History & Social History; Folk Dance; Injuries, Fitness & Nutrition Studies; Performance Technique; The Sociology of Dance; The Anthropology of Dance.

The print copy of the journal is available in the library. You can also access a full index of the title on the Edinburgh University Press website. Any content marked with ‘f’ is available full text for free.

If you want to search the full text content please speak to the Librarian who has full access.

Dance Research

Medical Problems of Performing Artists

Medical Problems of Performing Artists is available online from any school computer.

Simply go to the MPPA website, select ‘log in’ from the menu bar at the top of the page & input the following information to access back issues:

Subscriber Number: 65539
Zip/Postal Code: LS7 4BH



Mōtiō, the new postgraduate journal for dance practice and research, can be accessed online.

The journal is a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication that serves to give voice to early career researchers and practitioners of dance and movement – new voices and perspectives that have not been published extensively in scholarly journals or academic contexts.


Pulse & Contact Quarterly

You can access online copies of Pulse magazine by going to their website & clicking on the cover image of the current or previous issue.

Although you can’t view Contact Quarterly online you can browse the contents pages of past issues.

Pulse Contact Quarterly


The Drama Review is also available online from any NSCD computer.

TDR traces the broad spectrum of performances—studying performances in their aesthetic, social, economic, & political contexts. With an emphasis on experimental, avant-garde, intercultural, & interdisciplinary performance, TDR covers performance art, theatre, dance, music, visual art, popular entertainments, media, sports, rituals, & the performance in and of politics & everyday life. Long known as the basic resource for current scholarship in performance studies, TDR continues to be the liveliest forum for debate on important performances in every medium, setting, & culture.

TDR | Onsite Access

Writings on Dance

Writings on Dance is a journal of analysis, commentary, theory of the moving body – committed to supporting alternative practices in dance & other arts through documentation, critical reflection, & commentary. It is primarily a journal by & for artists & was published in Australia from 1985 to 2012.

We hold the full print run in the Library & Archive journal collection. You can use the online content listings on the Writing on Dance website to locate content in our print collection.

Writings on Dance | Content Listing

Free to access online journals

We don’t hold print copies of the following journals in the library & archive collections but you can access full text content online:



TOCs | Tables of Contents

A searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains articles’ metadata of TOCs for over 22,053 journals directly collected from over 1795 publishers.

Comprehensive research database, giving you access to over 28,500 journals & more than 52 million article citations & conference papers through the British Library’s electronic table of contents.


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOJA offers open access to scientific & scholarly journals.

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes & provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent. All funding is via donations, from sponsors & from members & publisher members. All DOAJ services are free of charge & all data is freely available.


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