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NIST Standards Information Service

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Service (formerly the National Bureau of Standards) will provide free lists of standards from a key-word index and will supply names of agencies from which copies can be obtained. Much of their data is available under the Standard Reference Data Program.

Finding Standards at UW-Stout Library

Standards are acquired either in sets or individually. To find one, check Search@UW under both the name of the issuing agency and its initials. Look for collective titles -- standards, recommendations, specifications, practices, etc. -- and for the individual title (if you know it).

Selective List of Standards

This is a selective list of some of the standards in the library (and their web sites) which are most useful for UW-Stout's programs. There are many other standards in the library; check Search@UW under the sponsoring agency's name. In addition, many of the associations below publish other standards than those listed. Again, check the Stout Library Catalog for a complete record of our holdings.

Other Print Standards Available in the University Library

  • Time-Saver Standards for Building Types REF NA2760 .D42
  • Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture Main SB475.9.S72 T55

Getting a Standard not at UW-Stout

Union Lists

You may wish to use the standards collections in other Wisconsin libraries. Identify many of these by using Badgerlink/WISCAT (scroll down to link), the union catalog of many Wisconsin academic and public libraries, or try: WorldCat in FirstSearch Stout Users Only

Borrow from Other Libraries

Many standards not owned by the library can be borrowed from another library. Inquire at the Reference Desk.