What is a Standard?

A standard is a document that establishes a rule or measure (either minimum or optimum) for quality or level of performance. A standard can be produced and/or adopted by national standards organizations, professional associations or societies, international standards organizations, or private companies.

American Society for Testing and Materials - Full Text Standards

To find the full-text of standards that the library has purchased access to go to ASTM Standards online

  1. Click on Standards and Engineering Digital Library
  2. Accept the Agreement 
  3. Type your search terms and click the Submit button
  4. Download Active Standard (Current standards only) in PDF

American National Standards Institute - Print Standards

The library has some standards available in print only. Selected standards are in shelving ranges on the north side of the 1st  floor of Valley Library.  (Call number TA368.A48).  Identify standard numbers using the search feature on the ANSI website: http://www.ansi.org/

More about Standards

There are many more ways to find standards. Read more on the Standards Research Guide.