Q. How do I find engineering standards in Waldo Library? For example, ISO, ASTM, SAE, IEEE...?


For ASTM standards and IEEE standards:
Current ASTM standards are available online from the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library. Older ASTM standards are available from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards (TA 401 .A653 - we have 2001, 2006 and 2010 in the General Stacks). Plus we have indexes to all the standards from 1957-2013.

IEEE standards are available in the IEEE Xplore database.

For SAE Standards:
We do have SAE standards in the SAE Handbook – call number TL 151 .S62 in Science Reference and older volumes in the General Stacks on the Lower Level of Waldo Library - but these are usually several years out of date. For standards that have been revised since 2005, use the IHS Standards Expert (see below) to request us to purchase one.

For ISO Standards:
You can check the Online Catalog for ISO standards related materials, but we don't carry the ISO standards as a matter of course because there are too many of them and they are extremely expensive.  To search for ISO related materials, please use Library Search on the WMU Libraries main homepage.

For Standards other than ASTM, IEEE:

For most ISO standards and any other type of standard, you will need to request that Waldo Library purchase the standard using our IHS Standards Expert database.  You can access this database via the link below or via the Databases A-Z link on the library homepage.  This process is limited to graduate students and faculty members. If you are an undergraduate, please talk to the engineering librarian Ed Eckel (Email: edward.eckel@wmich.edu) first before ordering anything via the IHS database since these standards are usually very expensive.

If you do use the IHS Standards Expert, you will need to login to it using your BroncoNet ID and password. Then you will be prompted to create your own user account (please remember that account login for future use).

Once you've set up your IHS account, you will be able to search the standards expert by keyword or standard number. Click on the details link next to the standards to see how much they cost. To request a standard, click on the "Order" icon next to the pricing information (make sure you decide whether you want it in hardcopy or electronic format).  Then click on the Checkout link.  If the standard costs less than $50, the purchase will be approved automatically and paid for out of our library account, and you will be able to access your standard from the "My Orders" tab at the top of your account.  If it costs more than $50, the order will be reviewed and approved by the Science Reference librarians.   Once it is approved by the librarians, you will get an email telling you to login to download your standard. (See the handout link below.)

If you have any other questions, please contact the Engineering Librarian Ed Eckel - edward.eckel@wmich.edu

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WMU Libraries Staff

  • Last Updated Dec 13, 2017
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  • Answered By Edward Eckel

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