Standards: SAE Handbook
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 http://www.nssn.org/default.aspx or the IHS Standards Store http://global.ihs.com . 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 catalog. From the Library homepage http://www.library.okstate.edu, 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.
About: The SAE Handbook (Society of Automotive Engineers International) is the annual compilation of ground vehicle standards, each of which are denoted with a "J". These standards cover cars, motorcycles and on-and-off-highway vehicles.
E-format: The e-format has not been purchased.
CD-ROM: is available from 2006-2010 for individual user check-out, not as a web accessible product. The CD-ROMs are held in Room 105 (Microform Media Room), under the same call number as the print. Following the 2010 edition, SAE discontinued the CD-ROM format.
Print format: 2005 is the last year of publication for the print format, which is located in General Reference, call number 629.102 S111. This is a 3-volume set with the index in Volume 1.
ENSC 3313 Materials Science and MET 3343 Physical Metallurgy assignments include references to SAE standards.