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Getting Technical Standards @ Pitt: Standards @ Pitt

This guide provides information on finding and accessing technical standards.

Sources for Standards

Pitt's Subscription Standards--ASTM and IEEE

The Engineering Library provides electronic access to:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
  • Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards.
  • Various standards from other standard-granting organizations. These can be difficult to locate and multiple databases must often be searched, including PittCat+, Knovel, or WorldCat. Please contact the Engineering Library if you are uncertain whether or not the ULS has a certain standard.

Need a standard?

To request a standard that we do not currently have, please fill out the Technical Standard Request Form on the following tab.

How do I know if I am eligible to request a standard?
The Standard Request Service is a pilot project from the University Library System (ULS). You are eligible to request standards through this service if you are faculty, staff, a postdoctoral associate, or student at the University of Pittsburgh and NOT in the Law School or one of the six health sciences schools including: Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

If the demand for standards exceeds our budget, standards will be purchased on a first come, first serve basis.