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Standards: ASABE (Agricultural and Biological Engineers)

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 catalogFrom 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.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

About: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) develops standards and engineering practices which are used by farm equipment manufacturers and agricultural engineers for design, manufacturing and maintenance.  These standards determine a consistent product and process and also serve as a basis for codes, legislation and education on agricultural issues.  ASABE Standards and Engineering Practices are voluntary, consensus industry standards developed and adopted by ASABE.

E-format: The ASABE standards collection contains more than 250 documents and includes active standards, engineering practices and data on the performance and characteristics of a wide variety of agricultural related subjects.  Select the ASABE database, on the ‘Category’ pull-down select Standards, and then enter your search terms.   

Print: The Print format of ASAE standards for 1984-2005 is located under the call number: 631.3058 A2781.  This item is located in the basement of the Library. The Print format of the ASABE standards for 2006 is located in the basement 631.3058 A2781.  The 2007 is located in General Reference under 631.3058 A2781.   For newer standards consult the database above.