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Standards available at the University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba Libraries has online access to the following standard collections.
Some additional standards may be available in print format. To locate these standards use the Library Search feature.
These are full-text online standards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Some of the ASHRAE Standards are available for free. The standards can only be read online.
ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
Please note: ASTM has opened access to the following collections:
- video collection (embedded in frequently used ASTM test methods): June 1 - Sept. 15, 2020
- American Petroleum Institute standards: June 1 - Sept. 15, 2020
- AENOR standards: Aug. 15 - Mar. 15, 2021.
The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.
Canadian Standards Association OnDemand
Please note: This resource restricts the use of PDFs: PDF printing is disabled by the publisher; PDFs cannot be viewed off-campus. The PDF format can only be accessed on-campus, view and download only.
Please Note: University of Manitoba Libraries does not have access to standards that are in process or not yet adopted by the CSA.
Please note: Users are encouraged to create a free personal account to use additional functions such as highlighting and adding notes to PDFs.
The new platform for CSA Standards, CSA OnDemand is a searchable library of standards from the Canadian Standards Association. It provides continually updated standards for online viewing; PDF format is disabled off-campus. French-language standards are included when available, as well as archives of past standards. Subjects include construction, engineering, electrical, energy, environmental, health & safety, information technology, infrastructure, mechanical & industrial equipment, and business management systems.
IEEE Xplore: IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)
Full-text online IEEE standards are available here; you can sign up for alerts to changes in their standards.
Freely Available Standards to Support Covid-19 Response
Standard Organizations Offering Free Standards Related to Medical Equipment and Devices
The ANSI portal includes access to some ISO standards that are not currently available from the University of Manitoba Libraries. Standards covering medical equipment and devices—including ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience are available in read-only format for no cost during the Covid-19 crisis. To access the portal, users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via https://asc.ansi.org.
is providing free standards in the area of health technology.
is providing free access to standards on the production and testing of personal protective equipment. To view a list of the standards go to https://www.astm.org/COVID-19/
. The University of Manitoba Libraries has access to all ASTM standards
which can be accessed with your UMNetID and password at this link: ASTM Standards
is offering free standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.
International Standards Organization (ISO) standards documents covering medical equipment and devices, business continuity management, security, and resilience are available on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Connect platform. To access the standards follow the directions for the ANSI standards listed above.
Standards for Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Devices & Supplies
The University of Toronto Libraries has compiled a list of standards for personal protective equipment, specifications, prototypes, & 3D Printing and patent resources related to Covid-19. For assistance in retrieving any listed standards at the University of Manitoba, please contact Marie Speare.
Other Standards not available at the University of Manitoba
Standards - Finding/Purchasing
IHS/Global Standards Store
IHS offers a broad base of engineering data from research and design to manufacturing and repair.
Providing engineers with efficient, convenient, reliable access to mission-critical industry codes and standards. Also track standards for free.