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Using This Page
Once you have the name of a standard you wish to find, this page will walk you through how to access it. The flowchart on the left side of the page will help you identify which source to use, all of which are displayed on the right. Because of copyright laws on standards, some standards are only in print, while others can be accessed online. Tracking down standards is a complicated process, so please contact the Grainger Engineering Library Reference Desk if you need assistance.
Resources for Accessing Standards
Search Grainger Engineering Library Print Standards
This database searches records of the print standards located in the Grainger Engineering Library in order to verify whether or not a standard is available in print. It does not provide digital access. If a standard is available in print, you can find it in the stacks on second floor west, or ask for assistance at the front desk. Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to the stacks is limited. To access a print standard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
The library does not currently have public access to AAMI standards in print or online. Please contact the Grainger Engineering Library Reference Desk for help accessing a particular AAMI standard.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME Digital Library contains standards associated with mechanical engineering. To search for standards, select “standards” on the blue tab at top of the page, then select “click here to access via institutional account” in the top right corner of the page. Then, enter a standard name to perform a search.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Xplore Digital Library contains standards published by IEEE related to electrical engineering, including some American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and American Nation Standards Institute (ANSI) standards. Standards can be browsed by name, collection or topic.
Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE)
SAE often republishes their standards as Technical Papers, which can be searched on their site using the search bar at the top of the page.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA's Law and Regulations page includes current standards published by the organization. In the left-most column on the page, enter a standard number in the search bar or browse standards by category.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International)
The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library contains standards applicable to a broad range of engineering disciplines. Perform a search for a standard name using the search bar on the top left of the page.