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.

Finding Standards

Accessing Standards

How do I access standards?

Most standards are available through their sponsoring or issuing organization such as ANSI, IEEE, SAE, or ASTM. Below are standards that BU Library subscribes to or are freely available online. For other standards, please contact the Engineering Librarian, Aleshia Huber, to request a specific standard. 


Aleshia Huber
LN 2301 Bartle Library
(607) 777-4902