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Our Digital Collections
The list on the right provides ready access to the databases of standards that we have at Carnegie Mellon University.
Access is expensive, so please make lots of use of them for your design, research and teaching.
Important Digital Standards Collections at Carnegie Mellon
ANSI IBR Portal
"[P]rovides a one-stop mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options." "All users will be required to install the FileOpen plug-in and accept an online end user license agreement prior to accessing any standards." - ANSI IBR web site.
ASSIST (The U.S. Department of Defense Standards Database)
This site provides access to Defense Standardization Program documents obtained from the official DoD repository, the ASSIST database. We will have access to standards allowed for public distribution.
ASTM Compass is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information in a broad range of engineering disciplines. Update:We now have free access to API Test Methods component of ASTM Compass, which includes all of the API active and historical standards and methods, addenda, errata and supplements.
Technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics from IEEE journals and conference proceedings. Also includes all current IEEE standards.
Online access to International (ICC) building codes, related standards from ASHRAE, ASTM, NFPA, etc., USGBC LEED Reference Guides, and Wiley’s Graphic Standards.
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) standards are available for free. Search or browse by name and designation. These technical standards are related to publishing, bibliographic and library applications.
Provides detailed summaries and bibliographic data for SAE technical papers since 1906, magazine articles, books, all ground vehicle and aerospace standards, specifications, and research reports.