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Standards (Engineering)

A guide to locating technical standards and a list of standards available in Noble Library

How To Determine if the ASU Library Have a Standard

Go to the library guide "Standards in the ASU Library: AA-AFPA
Using the alphabet in the left-hand column, select the letter that represent the first letter in the organization's acronym.  For example, if you are looking for an ISO standard, click on the letter "I"

  • If your standard does not have an organization in the number, assume it is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard.
    Example: A13.1 2007, enter ANSI
  • If the standard is labeled as sponsored by both ANSI and another organization, enter the other organization.
    Example: ANSI/SMPTE 300, enter SMPTE

Don't have the standard number?  See the "Finding Standards" section on this guide.

Where the Standards Are Located Within the ASU Library

The main ASU Standards Collection is located in Noble Library (Tempe Campus) in the northeast corner of the 1st floor. The standards in this collection are in paper copy and are arranged by the organizational acronym. 

Some standards may be located in other libraries (most likely in Architecture or Polytechnic Libraries) and some are available online.  If a standard is available in one of these alternate locations, that will be noted in our list of holdings.

What to do if the ASU Library does not have the standard you need

Contact the Information Desk in the Noble Library and we'll give you options for how to obtain a copy. Phone: 480-965-2600; Email or Chat: ; or contact

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