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Standards are available for almost every topic you can think of! They may guide the process, testing, and definition of the topic you are researching. Finding the right standards is often difficult. Several organizations that publish standards are listed below, but there are hundreds of others.

If we do not have access to the standard you are looking for (for example, an ISO standard), you can request that we borrow it from another library.

Where to find standards

Standards in print


ACI Manual of Concrete Practice
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Main Library Reference - 1st Floor (TA681 .A14 2017 )
The ACI Manual of Concrete Practice(MCP) is the most comprehensive concrete reference set available. It contains all of the widely used ACI concrete and masonry code requirements, specifications, guides and reports.
Machinery's Handbook
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Main Library Reference - 1st Floor (TJ151 .M3 2016)
For more than 100 years, Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 30th edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist.

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Last updated: 4/30/2018