Monday, February 11, 2013

Resource of the week: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

What is it?

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information.

The University of Liverpool Library has taken out a new subscription from January 2013, giving university staff and students full-text access to ASTM standards, books and papers.

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international standards, which are used around the world to improve product quality and enhance safety.

Why use it?

Use ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library if you would like to access the full-text of any ASTM standard or other publication by ASTM.

To search for a specific ASTM standard, just enter the standard number in the first search box (e.g. E646).  The most recent version of the standard will be at the top of the results list and you can download the PDF.

You can also search by keyword and limit your search to Standards or Engineering Publications (which includes journals, symposia papers, manuals and e-books).

Visit the Standards and Patents LibGuide to access ASTM and other standards, including the full text of British Standards.

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