How can I find an ISO standard?


Locating ISO standards at RPI

The ISO was formed in 1947 as a non-governmental federation of standardization bodies and includes the national standards institutes of nearly 150 countries. The United States is represented by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ISO publishes international standards and technical reports on all subjects except those involved with electrical and electrotechnical industries. The best-known ISO standards are the 9000 series for quality management and quality assurance and the 14000 series for environmental management systems and environmental auditing. The RPI Libraries has several books on implementing ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 series standards, which can be found in the library catalog.

When all else fails, check the search engine of your choice by either standard number or title – some ISO standards, usually older ones, may be available free on the web.

Free ISO Standards for Classroom Use

ANSI offers engineering faculty an opportunity to use a number of normally expensive standards for free in-class use. This program is called the American National Standards Institute’s University Outreach Pilot Program.

According to their webpage, ANSI "will provide free access to faculty and students to any defined group of standards currently available in the collections of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which contain nearly 20,000 standards." In order to be eligible, you will need to know exactly which standard(s) you will need access to.

To sign up for this free access, university faculty need to fill out an online form that talks about the class and addresses how the class would use the standards.

  • Last Updated Mar 20, 2024
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