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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Toolkit for STEM Business: Standards

This guide was created by Becky Smith and Lindsay Taylor, MSLIS candidate 2022.

What are standards?

Standards are rules, techniques, and conditions for engineering design, industrial practices, units of measurement, terminology, etc. Standards can be mandatory or voluntary. Think of standards as rules for uniformity, size, quality, performance, shape, definition and testing methodology of manufactured products.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students can access standards purchased by the library through a few online outlets. Print standards can be found on the west wing on the second floor of the Grainger Engineering Library. See Grainger Engineering Library's page on Standards and Technical Reports for more information, or contact a reference librarian for assistance.

ANSI Standards

ASTM Standards

IEEE Standards

ILI Standards Infobase

OSHA Standards

SAE Standards