ASME standards are available as a request through Interlibrary Loan. Virginia Tech has selected holdings of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in hardcopy at TJ290 A52 in the Sci-Tech Reference Room on the fourth floor.
The most recent editions of these standards can be found online in the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library as PDFs. Historical and superceded version can be found in print in the Annual Book of ASTM standards, located in the Sci-Tech Reference Room, at call # TA401 A653 (for the 2010 edition with earlier editions in the 5th floor stacks at the same call number). See the ASTM Ref Sheet for more information.
Use IEEE Xplore Digital Library to find IEEE standards from 1948 to present (updated monthly). You can browse by standard number or search by keyword.
An IEEE standard is a document authored under the IEEE-standards Association standards Development Process from Project Authorization Request through to IEEE-standards Association standards Board Approval. However, there are other standards distributed via IEEE Xplore, namely C63, C136, etc. standards, that are Accredited standards Committee (ASC) standards, and which do not follow the definition outlined above. An ASC Standard is a document authored by a standards developing organization other than the IEEE, for which the IEEE holds secretariat responsibility.
Full text of SAE Ground Vehicle standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports can be found in the SAE Handbook. Ground vehicle standards for 2005 and earlier are contained in hardcopy in the SAE Handbook, located at call # TL151 S62. standards for 2006 and later are in the SciTech Reference area on CD-ROM. The VT Libraries does not own SAE Aerospace standards and SAE Aerospace Material Specifications; order these standards through ILLiad. See the SAE Ref Sheet for more information.
Military specifications (and other standards) can be searched through the IHS Standards Store. This IHS database indexes standards from many organizations worldwide. We no longer have a subscription to this database, so you won't be able to download full-text standards unless you pay for them yourself. Instead, you can use this database to verify standards information to request via InterLibrary Loan.
Standards not available from the above sources will be ordered and paid for by the library. The following guidelines apply:
In general, full-text standards are not available free on the Web. The following links provide information on standards, as well as searchable indexes.
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