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ASME’s standards platform. The Purdue Libraries subscribes to the ASME BPVC (Boiler Pressure Vessel Code) through this collection. Other ASME standards are available through the TechStreet Enterprise database.
NOTE: To access ASME BPVC, select “Click here to access via institutional account” after opening the database link.
IHS Engineering Workbench indexes national and international standards. Purdue Libraries' access features online full-text standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and selected single standards from other standards developing organizations. Titles included in the My Subscription filter are available full-text. ICAO standards include access to redline versions.
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NOTE: ASTM standards are no longer available through the IHS platform. See the database ASTM Compass for ASTM standards access.
NOTE: ASME BPVC (Boiler Pressure Vessel Code) standards are now available through the database ASME Standards Collection.
NOTE: AASHTO, selected ACI, selected BS, ANS, ASHRAE, ASME (except ASME BPVC see note above), AHAM, ICC, selected ISO, and NFPA standards are now available to Purdue users through a new standards provider, TechStreet Enterprise. See Techstreet Enterprise entry for access information.
Provides access to one of the world's largest collections of industry codes and standards, plus web-based workflow tools. The Purdue Libraries subscription currently includes the following collections:
ACI (ACI 318, others available upon request)
ASME (for BPVC - see ASME Standards Collection entry)
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Search for individual standards available for checkout in the Purdue Engineering Library. Single standards from many different Standards Developing Organizations are available (ISO, BS, etc). However this is not a complete collection of standards from any particular Standards Issuing Body.
Consider synonyms - e.g. "life jacket" could be referred to as a "life preserver" or "personal flotation device"
Focus your search by first identifying a Standards Issuing Body that is likely to create standards for your area of interest (e.g. Search for ASTM standards if you are looking for "testing" standards, search SAE standards if your topic has automotive or aerospace applications, etc).
Use parentheses to search key terms as a phrase, rather than independent keywords (e.g. "life preserver" instead of life preserver)
Step 2: Use the resources in the "Searching for a Specific Standard" box to search for the full text of your standard(s)
If you need assistance determining whether the library has access to a specific standard, please call the Library of Engineering & Science Reference Desk at (765) 494-0831. You may also use the Libraries' Ask-A-Librarian service.
Specific standards not owned by Purdue may be requested via the Library of Engineering & Science Purchase Request