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Technical Standards: Search for standards
What are technical standards and how are they used by engineers
These are websites where you can search for technical standards. A fee may be charged to access the standards on these sites but you can place a request using the form in the Request a Standard tab on this LibGuide.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. Founded in 1918, the Institute works in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government to identify and develop standards- and conformance-based solutions to national and global priorities.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies.Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
The majority of standards developing organizations depend on the revenue from the sale of standards to support their programs and services. But a growing number of standards organizations make access to their standards for viewing or download available for no cost.