Art, Architecture & Engineering Online Video Resources

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You have access to thousands of online resources including journal articles, newspapers, e-books, and images through the U-M Library. But did you also know that you have access to many educational videos, too? Here are a few video resources related to art, architecture, and engineering that you may find useful.

Despite its name, Books 24x7 has a large collection of information technology and technical videos. Once you are in Books 24x7, click on the “View by:” drop-down box to select “IT and Technical Video...”

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From there, you can browse or search the videos on topics like “Data and Databases” or “Operating Systems and Servers” or “Web Development and Graphic Design.” Most of the videos are less than 10 minutes long and give a short overview of a specific topic. Some example videos:

  • Perl: Reading from a MySQL Database Using Perl
  • Adobe Photoshop CC: How to Change the Color of a Person’s Eyes
  • Python Fundamentals: Inheritance
  • Generic Design and Modeling Databases: Advanced Relationship Modeling
  • ...and more!

Art and Architecture in Video is a great resource for learning about a variety of topics related to art, design, and architecture through short documentaries and interviews. The videos include:Glass Homes title frame

  • Glass Homes
  • Russia in the Age of Peter the Great
  • Cast and Wrought Iron: Care and Conservation
  • Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows
  • ...and more!

Engineering Case Studies Online includes videos and other documents related to famous engineering-related successes and failures. Contents of the Ford Pinto Controversyresource include:

  • 12 videos related to the Chernobyl Disaster
  • 3 videos related to the Hindenburg Disaster
  • 21 videos related to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
  • ...and more!


Check out one of these resources and learn something new!