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What is an engineering standard?
An engineering standard is a document that has been developed and established within the consensus principles of the organization and which meets the requirements of procedures and regulations. Full consensus standards are developed with the participation of all parties who have a stake in the standards’ development and/or use.
ASCE standards promote safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency.
Find standards @ Preston Library
Engineering standards can be found by searching the library's online catalog. Here is the URL for advanced search: http://vmi.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
- Organization as author, i.e. ASTM or American Society for Testing and Materials
- Subject headings
- Limit by types of sources
- Limit by date
You can also search the ASCE official web site under the category of "Books & Standards" to find an engineering standard. Once you have the title, standard number and date of publication, you can search the library's catalog. If Preston Library does not own the standard, then you can request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Coverage: 1931 - present
Access to all of ASTM's 12,500+ standards, 1,500+ books, scholarly articles from their 9 journal publications, and more than 47,000+ papers, chapters and articles, as well as online training courses and videos. The standards cover active, redline, and historical standards.
Civil Engineering Database
You can use the CEDB to find bibliographic citations for standards. Limit your search from "All document types" to "Books--Standards." To find the standard @ Preston Library search the library catalog with the title of the standard. If the library owns the standard, there will be a call number. If the library does not own the item, then request it by selecting Interlibrary Loan.