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MAE Seniors Library Research Guide: Standards

To help MAE seniors locate library resources of all types and formats for independent work projects and theses.

What are Standards

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) defines a standard as:

"A standard can be defined as a set of technical definitions and guidelines, “how to” instructions for designers, manufacturers, and users. Standards promote safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in almost every industry that relies on engineering components or equipment. Standards can run from a few paragraphs to hundreds of pages, and are written by experts with knowledge and expertise in a particular field who sit on many committees."

ASME https://www.asme.org/codes-standards/publications-information/faq

Print Standards

Some print standards are also available in the library. To check if the library has a copy of a print standard, try searching in the Library Catalog.

Princeton Standards Subscription Databases