Definition of Standards
Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.
If you are interested in accessing a specific standard, please contact Lee Cummings, Subject Librarian for Engineering.
Selected Print Standards and Specifications
ASTM Annual Book of Standards
The Annual Book of ASTM Standards is a major compilation of voluntary standards, which contains standards, specifications, terminology, and test methods. It provides complete text of standards. Each volume indexed separately. A subject index is also available to find standards by topic. Information on individual standards can also be searched for on the ASTM web site. The Science Library owns the entire 2002 print version (all 15 sections) and volume 12 from the 2010 edition.
Location: Science Library Permanent Reference - TA401.A653 2002 (15 sections)
For more recent standards (2003 - present), please contact Lee Cummings, Engineering Librarian.
Metallic Materials Specifications Handbook
This handbook is used to identify the chemical constituents of a specification applied to a metal or alloy or to obtain a specification for a material for which properties have been identified.
Location: Science Library Reference - TA459.R65 1992
McGraw-Hill Machining and Metalworking Handbook, 2nd edition
The McGraw-Hill handbook provides data from ANSI, SAE, ASTM, ASME, and other American standards.
Location: Science Library Reference - TJ1185.W35 1999
National Electrical Code
The NEC code book outlines safe practices for installing and inspecting electrical wiring. Approved by ANSI and the National Fire Protection Association.
Location: Science Library Reference - TK3275.N328 2008