New Material in the Music & Drama Library – December 2018

Here is a sample of some of the new items purchased for the library in December 2018. For more information about these items and for a complete list of recent acquisitions, see the New Material section.


MyLibrary App

You can now access your library account and the catalogue from your mobile device. The MyLibrary App is available from the App store or from Google Play (for androids). See this video for a quick introduction.


Artfilms Trial

DIT Library Services is pleased to announce that a trial for Artfilms has been set up and will run until December 31st 2018.
On and off-campus access is available. To access the resource on campus go to
If you are on-campus your access should authenticate automatically.

If you are off-campus:
Please go to
and insert the username and password from the list available here (please note you will need your student ID and library pin to access this page).

Artfilms streams thousands of videos supporting the arts curriculum with content from top artists and producers specifically related to the creative arts.   Masterclasses, documentaries, interviews:  Content to entertain, educate and inform.


Content covers disciplines such as:
Anthropology of Art       Architecture       Art / Science      Communication/Culture  Dance   Design / Fashion Digital Art / New Media                    Education / Classroom    Film / Cinema    Gastronomy       Healing Arts      History / Politics             Language / Literature      Media / Television          Music    Performance Art             Philosophy / Religion            Photography      Psychology        Theatre  Visual Art

Please note that Artfilms does not allow downloading of the film for licensing reasons, instead all content can be streamed. Users will have access to over 1800 films with new titles added every month.

If you have any issues with access contact the Library directly on or phone 01 2205236

Mindmap for undergraduate students

Mindmaps are a very useful tool for example in mapping out a complex subject area for research.  If you wish to find out more about mindmaps there are books on mindmaps available through DIT Library.  The topic here is the value of mindmaps in facilitating student learning.

A bibliography has been recently added to the mindmap to assist students in their  research.  Please click on the link here to access a toolkit for undergraduate DIT students.