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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."
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
ASME Standards Collection This link opens in a new window
Full text electronic acccess to all current American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards and codes including biomedical devices, Boiler Pressure Vessel Code, construction, cranes and hoists, cutting tools, fasteners, flow measurement, fossil power, machine tools, nuclear, pipeline and piping, screw threads and more.
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ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Includes standards and technical information which covers a broad range of engineering disciplines: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. 1931+
IEEE standards such as National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and Local Area Network standards (IEEE 802.11) are included in Princeton's subscription of IEEE Xplore.
IUPAC Standards Online Database This link opens in a new window
Unique compilation of the internationally-binding standards and recommendations for chemistry and related fields created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). These standards and recommendations, extracted from the IUPAC Journal Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC), provide access to the authoritative information on chemical nomenclature, symbols, terminology, units, weights, measures, and similar scientific conventions.
Knovel Engineering and Scientific Online References This link opens in a new window
Collection of the latest leading technical and engineering reference books.
SAE Mobilus This link opens in a new window
Full text database from Society for Automotive Engineering. Includes Standards, Technical Papers, Journal Articles and more.
Multi-agency technical and engineering standards provider. Princeton's subscription includes access to ACI (American Concrete Institute), ASHRAE, and ICC (International Codes Council) standards.Create a personal account to request access to additional standards.