A variety of e-resources are available for use by NSCD students & staff via the OpenAthens platform. OpenAthens is an access management platform which provides a gateway to e-resources subscribed to by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) & NSCD on your behalf.
To access these resources you need to set up an OpenAthens account, further details are available from the Librarian & on the e-resources notice board in the library.
E-resources available via the OpenAthens gateway include:
- International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (IBTD)
- Performing Arts Periodicals Database (PAPD, formerly IIPA)
- NSCD Media Archive
- Dawsonera (Electronic book titles shared by NSCD, LCDS & NCCA)
- Drama Online
- Dance Online : Dance in Video I
- Dance Online : Dance in Video II
- Theatre in Video
- Digital Theatre Plus
You can access Drama Online from any NSCD computer (onsite) without needing to log on to access all the content, simply go to http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/ or click on the desktop icon and you’ll be automatically logged in!
You can access Digital Theatre Plus from any NSCD computer (onsite) without needing to log on to access all the content, simply go to https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/ or click on the desktop icon and you’ll be automatically logged in!
You can access Dance in Video I, Dance in Video II & Theatre in Video from any NSCD computer (onsite) without needing to log on to access all the content, simply go to:
Dance in Video I – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/daiv
Dance in Video II – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/daiv
Theatre in Video – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ativ
or click on the desktop icons and you’ll automatically be logged in!
You can also access the British Library Archival Sound Recordings. Once on the site simply select the ‘log in’ button at the top of the page & then select ‘UK HE/FE log in’ at the bottom of the next page displayed. Type ‘Conservatoire for Dance and Drama’ in the box provided & then log in using your OpenAthens username & password.
JISC Media Hub can also be accessed using your OpenAthens username & password. Select ‘Log in’ via the UK Federation & enter Conservatoire for Dance and Drama as your home organisation.
You can access any electronic books (ebooks) purchased by the library via OpenAthens or directly @ http://www.dawsonera.com/, simply select the ‘Athens’ log in option & input your username & password.
Please note OpenAthens is sometimes referred to as Athens, Eduserv & MyAthens.