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ASTM Compass

Primary source for standards on materials in the United States, covering almost any material of interest, from cloth to steel. There are 15 broad subject categories, which cover "specifications, methods of testing procedures and recommended practices, definitions and proposed methods". Access: Available Online by clicking image above.

Online full-text access to ASTM’s 12,800+ standards including access to historical, withdrawn, redline, referenced documents and more. Online standards are updated weekly and provide access to the most current versions.

NOTE: When the page displays, select the "Subscriptions" tab then click on ASTM. You may then use the search box at the top of the page to find ASTM standards by keyword, title, standard number, etc.


  1. If you do not have a standard number or title, use a search engine (see above) to find a standard on your subject (Note that limited information is provided for the standards so choose your keywords carefully). Or you can directly search the organization that issued the standard website.
  2. With a standard number and/or title, search ALICE Catalog. Suggestions are
    1. Search for the standard number or a few key terms of the title as a keyword search or
    2. Look for standards by the organization that issued the standard (again a keyword search is recommended).
  3. If you cannot find the standard, request it through interlibrary loan - ILLiad.


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Subjects: Engineering