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Engineering Standards & Technical Papers

Engineering Standards

Many older editions of engineering standards are available in print at the Grainger Engineering Library. Current ANSI-approved engineering standards are purchased in most cases, depending on cost. ISO standards, which tend to be very expensive and proprietary, are typically only purchased by request from UIUC faculty. Superseded standards are not purchased and should be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Please email enginlib@library.illinois.edu with questions. Standards organizations typically have very strict license agreements and therefore, most standards are purchased in print format only.


To view a comprehensive guide on how to find standards, please click here. 



Techstreet Standards Store

Provides useful, broad search for standards. The Grainger Engineering Library can order standards for users through Techstreet.

Online Access

(UIUC Patrons Only)


ASME Digital Library

The ASME Digital Library contains journals, conference proceedings, books, and standards associated with mechanical engineering. To search for standards, select “standards” on the blue tab at top of the page, then select “click here to access via institutional account” in the top right corner of the page.


ASTM Standards

The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library contains standards and technical engineering information covering a broad range of engineering disciplines.


SAE Technical Papers

SAE often reissues their standards as Technical Papers. If the standard you are looking for is not available as a Technical Paper a hardcopy may be at the Engineering Library.


IEEE Standards

IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides access to journals, books, papers and standards published by IEEE which includes some AIEE & ANSI standards.


OSHA Standards

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Law and Regulations page includes current standards.