In this guide
Identify standards you need using these free databases:
MIT Libraries catalog
Finding standards at MIT
1. First, try the alphabetical list of standards (Excel) held in the MIT Libraries, search Barton or check the frequently asked for standards. Standards are in Barton by authoring body - NOT by individual title/number.
- For example, if you are looking for standard number ISO 50001. You can either:
- Note: We do not have ALL standards by each organization.
2. From the record in Barton, click the "Find it in Library/Request item" link to see the individual standards held in the Barker Library (10-500).
- Remember, we do not have ALL standards by each organization.
- For example, using the record above for ISO standards, click the "Find it in Library/Request item" link to see the individual ISO standards held in the Barker Library (10-500). Look for number 50001. Once you are viewing the individual standards numbers, you can either scroll through the pages or you can use the pull down "Select volumes" menu to more easily scroll through the numbers.
- TIP: the numbers may not be in consecutive order.
I DIDN'T FIND THE STANDARD I NEED. NOW WHAT?
If we do not own the standard, you are part of the MIT Community, and you need the standard for your research or coursework, you may request a standard by going here: http://libraries.mit.edu/standards-form. Please read the policies carefully.
Frequently asked for standards
American Society for Testing and Materials: Annual Book of ASTM Standards
IEEE Standards - Electronically available through IEEE Xplore.
ITU-T Standards/Recs -- PDFs available FREE from ITU!
Military Standards and Handbooks
Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Ground Vehicle (J) Standards
- prior to 2006: available in print
- 2006 - 2010: available on CD-ROM
- 2011 or later:
- check availability in print
- Surface vehicle information report
- Surface vehicle recommended practice
- request using the Standards Request Form