Skip to main content

Engineering

This guide will introduce you to information resources in the field of Engineering.

Streaming Media from CSUSM Library

Old photo of Nikola Tesla in black and white

American Experience: Tesla, 2016 [53 min]

Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten, eclipsed by names such as Thomas Edison and Gugielmo Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. 

A man with glasses

Stop or Go for Electric Cars, 2014 [23:53 min]

Experts discuss recent advances in electric vehicles. Topics include: Lithium-ion, Lithium-air, Lithium-sulfur, and magnesium-ion batteries on this episode of Newton.

A closeup of a person's lips that have red lipstick

The Smartphone, 2019 [54:26 min]

Dial in to the history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to 1997, when the first picture was transmitted over a cellphone. Plus, see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking.

Online Videos

There are a number of freely available channels that provide reputable engineering and science videos. Tip: Try searching YouTube or Vimeo by the title of your favorite engineering publication (either journal or magazine) to see if that publication also produces a streaming media channel.