We collect very few standards, because there has not yet been a significant need for them. We have:
- the IEEE standards available electronically through the IEL system
- ASTM standards available in the Science Library reference section.
- SAE standards
Standards are also available through interlibrary loan if necessary. Be sure to specify if you need the latest standard available. To find standards, there are many indexes available both on-line and in print form. The finest overall standards database is the Global Engineering Database but other search engines are available for Individual Standards Issuing bodies
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) StandardsWe have the entire set of ASTM standards.
American Society for Testing and Materials. Annual book of ASTM standards. Philadelphia, Pa. : ASTM,. RELATED TITLES: Continues: American Society for Testing and Materials Book of ASTM standards. UCR Science Ref TA401 A653 Currently received.The Index is shelved with the volumes, and reference librarians are willing and able to help find particular standards. ASTM standards are reviewed every five years. If the standard has a revision year of more than 5 years ago and no notation that it has been reapproved within 5 years, it is out of date.
IEEE StandardsFull-text images of IEEE standards can be found in IEEE Explore which we have licensed through the California Digital Library.
Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) StandardsThe SAE standards are all contained in the:
SAE handbook. New York City : Society of Automotive Engineers,. UCR Science Ref TL151 .S62SAE standards begin with the letter J, and cover all aspects of automotive and aerospace engineering.
They are also available at the SAE Digital Library.
Military Specifications and Standards (mil specs)Military specifications and standards should all be available free at ASSIST.
Other Standards Collections in the Area
- UCLA holds ANSI, ASME, EIA, and CCITT standards.
- The Los Angeles Public Library holds standards from many US professional bodies - call (213) 612-3270 for information.