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Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

Guide to selected resources in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management

Engineering Librarian

Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian's picture
Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian


UNLV Libraries provides access to a variety of standards documents to campus, and several sets are available to the public.  On this page you will also find information for instructors, students, and researchers interested in the standards publication process.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian, at  

What are standards documents?  The New York Times published an opinion piece, The Joy of Standards in February 2019 that explains them well:

Locating Engineering Standards

The below databases and webpages provide access to standards documents in Engineering and other fields. 

Locating Standards for Topics Beyond Engineering

Standards Developing Organizations

ANSI offers: - An American National Standards Institute (ANSI) learning portal for free educational courses and materials related to standards, standardization, and conformity assessment.  Includes resources for K-12+ and professional development. 

IEEE offers Learn about the Standards Development Lifecycle

ASTM offers a Standards 101 webpage that includes brochures and other materials describing the development and use of engineering standards.

Additional standards in the library collection, print and e-formats

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