MECE 348 Contemporary Issues in Energy and Environment: Obtaining Standards

Standards we own/have access to

Other Standards

The library has other select standards that we have purchased in print such as ANSI and ISO.  To see if we own the standard you are looking for, type the abbreviation for the standard issuing body (ANSI, ISO, IEC, etc.) plus the standard number into a keyword search in the library catalog.

Keep in mind that searching the library catalog may bring additional information into your search results such as handbooks on implementing particular standards in an industry.

If you haven't already identified the standard you need, see the Standards Search Engines tab on this guide.

Examples of standards that the library owns in print in our collection include:

Notice that the word 'standard' almost never appears in the title of a standard.

ANSI University Outreach Program

The goal of the University Outreach Program is to educate the next generation on the strategic impact of standards and conformity assessment. Participants in the program will have access to members of the U.S. standardization community who can provide case studies, model tutorials, and other educational resources to be used by professors in the classroom. ANSI will assist by providing free access to faculty and students to any defined group of standards currently available in the collections of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which contain nearly 20,000 standards. The Professor of the course must submit the request.  Also, you must use a .edu email address.

As you know, incorporating standards into your curriculum will provide an excellent introduction to the impact of standardization on industry, and will allow the students to gain a better understanding of the influence of standardization on their work as they prepare for their careers.

Below you will find a copy of the enrollment form as well as a copy of the End User License Agreement. Following are the next steps for participation in this program:

1.  Faculty select specific ISO and IEC standards (see link below for ANSI Webstore) and complete and return the University Outreach Project enrollment form (found below)

2.  ANSI sends an e-mail to the faculty member with a unique URL to register for ANSI Standards Connect, where the faculty member will create a username and password for their students to access the standards online

3.  ANSI provides faculty with the University Outreach Project License Agreement for distribution to all students given access to the free standards (see attached)

4.  Faculty distribute the URL, user name, password and the License Agreement to their students

5.  Faculty contacts ANSI with any additional requests for resources

6.  As they become available, ANSI will contact faculty with additional teaching resources

7.  At the end of the semester faculty participate in a brief evaluation of the pilot

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Engineering Librarian by clicking the Chat/Email/Appointments button on this guide.


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Incorporated by Reference (IBR) Portal provides a one-stop mechanism for access to standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These standards incorporated by the U.S. government in rulemakings are offered at no cost in “read only” format and are presented for online reading. There are no print or download options.

Standards available on the ANSI IBR Portal include those developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and other standards developing organizations (SDOs) that have signed a terms and conditions agreement with ANSI.

ANSI IBR Portal has a page listing a standards organizations that provide access to their standards at no cost.  Some are only free to members of those organizations.  Others are free to everyone.

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