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Standards Web Resources
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Home Page
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Home Page
ASTM is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world--a source for technical standards for materials, products, systems and services. (See University Library's ASTM online collection).
ASSIST Quick Search - Directions for Use
ASSIST provides direct access to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository.
IHS Global Engineering Documents
This division of IHS provides standards (for a fee) for the following verticals: automotive, aviation/aerospace, construction, energy, government/department of defense, electronics/telecommunications, petrochemical and utilities.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries--one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, the coordinates the system. ISO standards are available for purchase through the "ISO Store" online.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission to develop and promote measurement, standards and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade and improve the quality of life.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
The UL mark on a product means that UL has tested and evaluated representative samples of that product and determined that they meet UL's requirements.