The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of global industries. There are currently 1,300 standards and projects under development in emerging technologies.
Full text of IEEE Standards from 1948, are available from the IEEE Xplore database:
Search by standard number, keyword, browse the numerical listing or select an area of industry and view the related standards.
ASME is an independent, not-for-profit organization. It produces and maintains approximately 600 codes and standards, covering a multitude of technical areas including boiler components, elevators, hand tools, fasteners, and machine tools.
The supervisory boards which develop standards are responsible for pressure technology, nuclear installations, safety codes and standards, performance test codes, conformity assessment and standardization.
To see the complete online catalogue click on http://catalog.asme.org/home.cfm?Category=CS
Students are welcome to suggest possible standards for the library to purchase. It only purchases standards when they are requested.
SAE Standards (Society of Automotive Engineers)
The SAE produces standards in two categories: aerospace standards (prefixed "AMS") and ground vehicle standards (prefixed "J" and known as J-reports). The library has access to the ground vehicle standards via the SAE Handbook which is purchased ever few years on CD-ROM. These can be viewed on the stand alone CD-ROM machine. Older ground vehicle standards can be found in the ‘SAE Handbook’ at 602/SAE. All other SAE standards can be purchased on request.
The SAE Digital Library (http://www.elecpubs.sae.org/) lists all SAE standards, but does not contain the full-text. The SAE Digital Library is not available off campus.
ASTM standards (American Society of Testing and Materials)
The ASTM body produces a broad range of standards that apply to many disciplines including Chemistry and Civil engineering. The library has access to all ASTM standards (over 12,000) via the ASTM Digital Library available at http://enterprise.astm.org/. Use the Remote Working Portal if accessing off-campus (http://vpn.lboro.ac.uk).