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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 Has a Standard in Paper Format

Go to the database "Standards in the ASU Library" 

This database is still under development. Use the Magnifying glass in the upper right corner type in the standard agency and standard number following the guidelines below:

  • If your standard does not have an organization in the number, assume it is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard.
    Example: L14.56, enter ANSI  L14.56
  • If the standard is labeled as sponsored by both ANSI and another organization, enter the other organization.
    Example: ANSI/SMPTE 300, enter SMPTE 300

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

You may also search using keywords for the topic of the standard.


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 as listed in the database. 

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; Submit ticket or Chat:

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