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What is a standard?

A standard is a "rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality" which is "set up and established by authority."

(Based on Webster's Third New International Dictionary: the English Language Unabridged. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc. Publishers, 1993.)

Standards Organizations

Here are valuable websites from national and international standards organizations: 

ANSI Accredited Program websites

ISO Members arranged by country

Organizations that work in cooperation with ISO 

 

Information Assistance

If you need help determining whether the Purdue Libraries provide access to a specific standard, please call the Engineering Library's Information Desk at 494-2873. You may also use the Libraries' Ask A Librarian service.

Standards not owned by Purdue may be requested via the Engineering Library's Purchase Request

 

 

Meet your librarian

Your subject librarian is Charlotte Erdmann. Contact her with any questions or requests

Phone: (765) 494-2872
FAX: (765) 496-3572
Email: erdmann@purdue.edu

 

Welcome to Purdue University Libraries' Standards Collection

Purdue University Libraries provides standards from a variety of organizations in print and online formats.  These collections and services are provided by serial subscriptions, special funding, and one-time purchases. 

Many national and international standards are purchased in print format as needed, catalogued individually, and shelved in the Engineering Library's Standards Collection.

      

    Databases for Identifying Standards

    Two databases are useful for identifying all kinds of standards.

                         ASTM, AASHTO, ASHRAE, ASME, ICC, ICAO, and NFPA

                         For assistance, see this Tutorial

                         Purdue has no subscriptions through NSSN.

    Purdue's Standards Database and Collections

    The Engineering Library has historically subscribed to thousands of individual print standards approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).

    Staff at the library also purchase print standards in order to meet user needs.  Please use the Purchase Request form in the Information Assistance Box.

    • Click on "Purdue Collections" for information about how the print standards are shelved.

    The library also provides access to standards from several standards organizations by subscription or free access. The "Major Series" tab outlines those organizations. Some are in print and some are online full-text.  

    We also suggest reviewing the tabs for

    • "Indiana Codes"
    • "International Codes (ICC)"
    • "Government Regs and Standards"

        

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