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Engineering and Other Standards

Here is some specific help in finding standards at K-State Libraries.

Standards available online at K-State Libraries

Finding standards not available electronically through K-State Libraries

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.