What is a standard? This article in Wikipedia describes standards (also known as technical standards or industry standards), what they are used for, and why they are important.
Need to order a standard for a project? If you know the TITLE and the STANDARD NUMBER, you can request it via your ILLiad account. Follow the "Order a Standard" link below. If you do not know the exact standard you need, search some of the resources linked on this page.
Most of the standards in the Cooper Library collection have been issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or affiliated organizations. Standards are located on the 5th floor, call number TA368 .A512. They are filed in alpha-numeric order, first by the name of the issuing organization, and then by the number. (i.e. ansi Z 49.0 and ANSI/ISA-S84). Unfortunately, individual standards are NOT listed in the Library catalog.