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Technical Standards: Locating Standards

Research Services Librarian

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Daniela Solomon
Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library Room 201-L
Phone 216-368-8790
Email dxs594@case.edu


Research Services Librarian for Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Reminder: Online Access

  • Library resources require going through CWRU Single Sign-On.
  • The best method is to follow links from the library website.
  • When logged in and a browser window is not closed, access should continue from resource to resource.
  • Remember to close your browser when done.
  • More information see this guide.

What are technical standards?

Standards are industry norms and specifications that provide guidance on how materials and services are to be designed and manufactured. Standards are developed by different industry associations for the benefit of their members and the industry as whole but compliance is not mandatory, just recommended. By promoting uniformity and reliability, standards and are an essential resource in engineering and related disciplines. 

Standards@KSL

KSL's goal is to offer access to standards from a variety of publishers to the whole campus community. That is why we have a mix of resources and tools available:

Citing Standards

There is no specific style manual for standards; instead, the style depends on discipline or journal. Complete references for a standard should include the title, document number, publication date, and the publisher.