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Last Updated: Jun 09, 2021     Views: 0

Standards can be very difficult for the library to obtain. Some are very restrictive and costly. Some popular standards (such as ISO) we cannot purchase because we are prohibited from distributing them, even under fair use.

If a standard is not available through our subscriptions and is created by the private industry, it is likely subject to strict copyright. It is best to contact Ask a Librarian and tell us what you are looking for. We can evaluate standards requests on a case-by-case basis.

Here is a list of our databases that contain standards: 

ASME Digital Collection
Provides access to journals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers that includes full-text access to conference papers that discuss standards.

ASTM Compass
ASTM is one of the largest standards-producing organizations. Provides voluntary standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Includes standards for communication, computers and electronics, electrical devices, power generation (including nuclear energy), medical devices, learning technology, transportation, and testing information and measurement. Provides full-text access to all IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, transactions, and standards.

Technical papers, standards, ebooks, and related publications from SAE International

National Fire Codes (National Fire Protection Association)
Provides full-text access to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, standards, and handbooks. Current and previous document versions are included.

NAS standards: ones that we own can be found with an EAGLEsearch by title and in the stacks with the call number Ref TL671.1 .N377; our print subscription will cease in September of 2021.

RTCA can be accessed by ERAU faculty and staff only. Contact Ask a Librarian if you need more information.