ASTM Standards Online
In partnership with UCR Architects and Engineers, The UCR Libraries now provide online access to the ASTM Standards Online. ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials, and governs materials quality and product testing standards.
The ASTM Digital Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. There are over 12,000 standards in more than 130 industry areas.
If you have never worked with standards, you might find it interesting to know that standards govern everything from file-types (MP3 is a standard, though not an ASTM one), surface quality of grass tennis courts (ASTM F2208), and forensic sciences (think C.S.I.).
You will also find the full text of ASTM manuals such as:
- MONO7 Physics and Chemistry of Micro-Nanotribology
- DS67C Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards