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Standards: National Fire Codes

Basics for Locating Standards

1.  Confirm the standard number including the acronym and title by searching Google, or a standards search engine such as the NSSN (ANSI) website or the IHS Standards Store .  Assume you are looking for ISO 2371. A search of Google shows the following from the ISO website: ISO 2371:1974 - Field balancing equipment -- Description and evaluation.

2.  Search this library guide. a) On this guide, look for the respective acronym (on one of the tabs to a page) which corresponds to the needed standard and study the respective page if found, for an indication of a print or electronic index and the availability of full text in the print or electronic format.  Or, b) enter the acronym for the standard in question such as ANSI into the search bar above [insert link].  If a page is found, search for any indication of a print or electronic index and the availability of full text in print or electronic format.

3.  Search the library catalog for an individual standard. This assumes the standard is indexed in the catalogFrom the Library homepage, select Catalog Basic, select "Title search": (the default is keyword):
a) search with the standard number including the acronym ISO 2371 if that fails
b) search by standard title “Field balancing equipment – Description and evaluation”

4. If nothing found, contact the engineering librarian.   It is hard to know what might have been overlooked. 

5. If the Library does not own the standard, it is very unlikely that Interlibrary Services will be able to obtain the standard, due to licensing restrictions. 

6. Let the Library know of your interest in a standard.  This helps build the case for future purchasing decisions.  No guarantees, unfortunately.

National Fire Codes

About: the National Fire Code is a multi-volume compilation of codes, standards, recommended practice and guides. It is published annually by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  This set includes the National Electrical Code, also known as NFPA 70. 

E-format: the current complete edition of the National Fire Code in the e-format is available in
MADCADThis format includes codes from previous editions.  Some municipalities use previous editions of the code.  The Library purchased the e-format and discontinued the print in 2011.    

Print format: 2011 is the last print edition of the National Fire Code purchased by the Library.  It is located in the basement, call number 614.84 N2773n.