The Films on Demand video database will introduce you to the structure you are researching and will provide valuable insight on its historic functionality. To login use your Canvas/MyTMCC login and password.
This database can be found by going to the Library Databases and Journals web page and scrolling down to the bottom. Click on Films on Demand to access this resource. The majority of the clips are less than five minutes in length, but in those five minutes the essence of the building/structure/complex is fully explained to benefit your research. Every video clip has an associated MLA citation for you to copy and paste. This can be located just beneath the video clip when you click the Cite button. For Example in regard to the Taj Mahal clip:
“Islamic Art: India and the Middle East.” Films Media Group, 2007, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?
wID=98048&xtid=37637. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.
Examples for viewable clips are:
Mayan - Uxmal
Christian Art and Architecture (for the following); Ireland, Ethiopia, France, Spain, Turkey, Rome)
The Gothic Cathedral
Florence Cathedral's Dome
Roman and Islamic Spain
Medieval Fortified Cities
Islam Art and Architecture (throughout the World with specific building focus)
For the Taj Mahal there are four relevant clips:
Another source for viewing video relevant to your building/structure/complex is YouTube. Many scholars and travelers have documented their experiences on video to share with those anxious awaiting the opportunity to visit the destination themselves. YouTube.com.