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Standards from the Library

Look in the library catalog.
  • Eisenhower Library does have a few print standards

If you do not find what you want in the catalog or under either of the other two tabs, please go to Getting a Standard from Somewhere Else


The IEEE database, called "IEEE Xplore," contains the full text of IEEE journal articles, conference proceedings, and *published* standards from 1988 to the present.

  • This database includes *some* ANSI, IEC, IEC/IEEE, and ISO/IEEE standards

We do not have access to the following IEEE standards:

  • Draft and unpublished standards -- they are listed, but the full text is not included
  • Smart Grid Vision Documents (located in "Standards" but not really Standards)
  • Arc flash standards (located in "Standards"; you can see what those are by doing this search)

Full text of ASTM standards and many ISO standards.

  • If a license comes up, you may "agree"
  • Make sure to notice whether the standard is "active,"  rather than "historical" or "withdrawn"
  • Note from ASTM rep about ISO standards: 
    "A European adopted ISO standard is an ISO standard that has been adopted in full by the European Union, specifically the European Commission. Once this adoption takes place, the ISO is now an EN ISO and the two documents are identical in every way, with the addition of a National (e.g., AENOR) foreword/cover page."