Accessing Standards

If you are interested in accessing a specific standard, please contact Jill Dixon, Subject Librarian for Engineering.

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.

- International Organization for Standardization

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 Jill Dixon, 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



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