Standards Available Online at K-State Libraries
This database provides electronic access to all ASTM standards, journals, symposia papers and selected technical papers, data series, and manuals. Historic standards are provided in print in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards at TA401.A653 in Hale Library stacks. Look at the standard number and -YY for the year of the standard. In print, the Index is in the very first volume, and individual standards can be located either through a known standard number or through keywords.
Provides full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics published through the IEEE and IEE Society. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications.
Finding Standards Not Available Electronically Through K-State Libraries
Finding standards owned by K-State using Search It
K-State owns very few print standards, and the collection has been reviewed to retain only those that are current. Contact the library if you have questions about a given print standard. To search for standards, type either ANSI/XXXX (XXXX being the organization acronym) or just the organization acronym and 'standards' in the search box. Then click Search. It sometimes is possible to search by the name of a specific standard if you know what the name of the standard is. Most standards have a call number starting with T55.A5 and are housed in Hale Library. Some standards, particularly NFPA & construction codes, can be found in Weigel Library in the Reference Sections.
ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Clicking on the link will open a new tab. A title search of "ANSI/ASME Standards" in the K-State Libraries Search It shows a list of the few standards are owned in print by the K-State Libraries. They are at call number T55. A5 ASME, but since the collection is in transition at this time please ask either Alice Trussell or the Help Desk for assistance to locate a print copy.
SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
Clicking on the link will open a new tab. K-State does not have a subscription to these standards. Use this link to find out which standard you may need and contact a librarian at http://k-state.ask.libraryh3lp.com/ or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
International Standards: ISO
K-State owns very few international standards, but there are a few in the collection. Clicking on the ISO link will open a new tab. This link takes you to the catalog list of individual ANSI/ISO standards that K-State owns in print. Click on the 'Find it at the Library' link. The collection is currently in transition, so to find the physical copy of what K-State Libraries owns please either contact Alice Trussell or the Help Desk. To find the title of a specific ISO standard, go to http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards.htm
Major Organizations with Standards
Tactics to Find What Standards are Involved With a Given Product
- Think about who has a vested interest in the safety of the product you are concerned about.
- Go to the organizational website. Most websites have a search function that will help you discover what standards exist.
- Look at the packaging for compliance statements: i.e. "Conforms to ASTM D-4236."
- Search keywords in ASTM under the generic term for the item to see what standards apply to it.
- If you have a specific number or title of a standard, check the ANSI standards search or the IHS Markit Standards Store to get more information about a given standard.