Frequently Asked Questions About Standards: Finding Standards at NCSU Libraries Research Guide

Where do I search to find out if there is a standard on my topic?
Use the IHS database (NCSU only). Note that the NCSU Libraries has standing online access to only 4 sets of standards through IHS (ASME, ASTM, ITU-T, and UL). Any other standard discovered via IHS must be ordered through TripSaver.

You can also search NSSN and Global Engineering Documents.

What if the NCSU Libraries do not have a standard that I need?
If you are a current NCSU faculty, staff, student or affiliate, the NCSU Libraries will purchase a standard (if it is not already owned by the Libraries) and have it available to you within three business days.
Use TripSaver to order.

How do I order a standard if I am not affiliated with the university?
You will have to purchase the standard.

Contact the organization that developed the standard or Global Engineering Documents http://www.global.ihs.com
877-413-5184

How do I find out the status of my request?
Contact Interlibrary and Document Delivery Services
interlibrary@ncsu.edu
919-515-2116.