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Industry Standards: Industry Standards

Guide to help locate and order Industry Standards

Finding Standards

Industry Standards Databases / Resources:

  • ASTM Compass (full-text access to ASTM’s 12,000+ standards, as well as AASHTO, AATCC, API, and UOP standards)

  • IEEE Xplore (full-text access to all IEEE standards)

Requesting Standards

The library uses Techstreet Enterprise to process requests for standards.  Please follow the steps below to place a request.

  1. Browse the Duke Techstreet Enterprise Subscription to see what standards have already been purchased within our blocks (BSI/ISO & IEC) already this year.  These standards are available digitally for one calendar year for all Duke users.
  2. If your standard has not already been purchased, and IS part of BSI (ISO) or IEC, then create an account with the form below.  After logging in you may select the standard you want and click "Add Building Block".  This will send an email to the library to approve the standard purchase.
  3. Once approved, the standard will then show up in Duke's subscription.  You may view digitally* (for one calendar year) and/or you are allowed to print (1) copy.  All other Duke users may also view this standard online for one year.
  4. If the standard you want is NOT part of BSI (ISO), IEC or IEEE, then you may submit an email to with a link to the standard in Techstreet that you need along with your Duke information. 

*Please note that you may need to add a plug-in (under Tools on the Techstreet home page) or disable a plugin depending on what browser you're using in order to read or download the document.

Create a Techstreet Account

Using your email, please fill out the form below to create a Techstreet account.
Please note this is a different sign-in and password than your normal netid & pswd.

Understanding Standards

Standards are detailed documents that may be rules, testing methods, definitions, recommended practices, and specifications that promote uniformity for engineering design, industrial practices, and terminology, etc. 

Please see the helpful links below for more information.

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