Library & Archive

Keeping you up to date with our resources & collections

OpenAthens

A variety of e-resources are available online for use by NSCD students & staff.

If you are on-site you can access these resources directly on any networked NSCD computer via the links below.

To access these resources off-site you need to set up an OpenAthens account.

OpenAthens is an access management platform which provides a single gateway to e-resources subscribed to by CDD & NSCD on behalf of all students & staff across the conservatoire.

DV8 Media Portal

NSCD students & staff can use the DV8 Media Portal to access resources & never seen before video excerpts of works by Lloyd Newson & DV8 Physical Theatre. The videos & instructional materials from To Be Straight With YouCan We Talk About This? and JOHN offer a rare view into the process of making the works.

To access the portal you will need to set up an account, simply email the Librarian to request one & we’ll do the rest. Once your account has been set up you can log on via the DV8 website.

When logging on via the DV8 website please use the ‘Existing User Log-In’ form to access your account please DON’T fill in the registration section…

Photo by Oliver Manzi

OpenAthens DV8 Media Portal

Dance Online | Dance in Video

On-site access

You can access Dance in Video I & II from any networked NSCD computer, simply:

  • select the access button below
  • or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • select the access button below & log in with your OpenAthens username/password
  • log on to OpenAthens then select Dance Online : Dance in Video I & II from the resource list
OpenAthens Dance Online | Onsite Access

Dawsonera | ebooks

You can access the library’s collection of electronic books on & off site via the Dawsonera platform, OpenAthens or by clicking on the titles below & logging in with your OpenAthens username/password:

OpenAthens Dawsonera

Digital Theatre+

On-site access

You can access Digital Theatre+ from any networked NSCD computer without needing to log in to the platform each time, simply:

  • select the onsite access button below
  • or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • log on to OpenAthens
  • then select Digital Theatre+ from the resource list

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ provides access to 600+ theatre productions & educational resources. You can also browse the DT+ Interactive Subject List, which provides a snapshot of related resources & click throughs to previews of each piece of content.

OpenAthens Digital Theatre+ | Onsite Access

Drama Online

On-site access

You can access Drama Online from any networked NSCD computer without needing to log in to the platform each time, simply:

  • select the onsite access button below
  • or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • log on to OpenAthens then select Drama Online from the resource list
OpenAthens Drama Online | Onsite Access

IBTD

The IBTD Full Text database is a research tool for theatre & dance studies. It is a comprehensive index of the the major performing arts journal titles containing a wide range of full text content.

On-site access

You can access IBTD from any networked NSCD computer without needing to log in to the platform each time, simply:

  • select the onsite access button below
  • or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • log on to OpenAthens then select IBTD from the resource list
OpenAthens IBTD | Onsite Access

PAPD

Performing Arts Periodicals Database indexes around 400 scholarly & trade journals, magazines, books, & newspapers covering theatre, dance, film, television, stagecraft, etc. It includes 134 publications in full text.

On-site access

You can access PAPD from any networked NSCD computer without needing to log in to the platform each time, simply:

  • select the onsite access button below
    or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • log on to OpenAthens then select PAPD from the resource list
OpenAthens PAPD | Onsite Access

Theatre in Video

On-site access

You can access Theatre in Video from any networked NSCD computer, simply:

  • select the onsite access button below
  • or log onto a library computer & click on the desktop icon

Off-site access

  • select the access button below & log in with your OpenAthens username/password
  • log on to OpenAthens then select Theatre in Video from the resource list
OpenAthens Theatre in Video | Onsite Access

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