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Standards: Finding Standards at Newcastle


Welcome to the Library Guide for Standards information.

If you need a particular standard for your research, dissertation, or to support your teaching, please contact the SAgE Library Liaison team for advice


Standards are codes of best practice containing technical specifications and guidelines. They are used to ensure uniformity and consistency, reliability and safety and provide a quality benchmark.

Many standards are produced by national bodies, but some are produced internationally or by industry.

Standards at Newcastle University

We have full text access to all current BS, ASTM and IEEE standards.

Many ISO and EN (and some IEC) standards also have BS equivalents and are available online too.

To support teaching and research, we also purchase a small number of individual standards from other organisations (e.g. ASME, API, etc). These are usually available in hard-copy and you can find their shelfmarks on LibrarySearch

If you need a particular standard for your research, dissertation, or to support your teaching, please contact the SAgE Library Liaison team for advice ( or use the Books on Time service to ask us to buy it.

Standards collections and search engines

British Standards

Newcastle University students and staff have access to the full text of current, draft and withdrawn/historical British Standards and Eurocodes via British Standards Online


Many ISO and EN Standards also have a direct British Standard equivalent and are available via BSOL.

Structural Eurocodes are available via British Standards Online.

Look at Section 2. The Eurocode timeline in BSI Structural Eurocodes Companion to see the Eurocode document numbers.

(If a withdrawn standard is showing as 'not in your subscription', please contact and we'll see if we can get it for you)

(If you're working from off-campus, you will be asked to log in with your campus ID and password order to get full-text access)


Structural Eurocodes are available via British Standards Online.

Look at Section 2. The Eurocode timeline in BSI Structural Eurocodes Companion to see the Eurocode document numbers.

ASTM Standards

ASTM Compass is a collection of  standards and technical engineering information. The ASTM Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

Other online resources


Faculty Liaison Librarian

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Jenny Campbell
I'm one of the Liaison Librarians for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. I have specific responsibility for supporting the information needs of staff, students and researchers in the following Schools and subject areas:

Civil Engineering & Geosciences
Computing Science
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical & Systems Engineering (including Reflex and REEM)

You can find my office on Level 4 in the Philip Robinson Library.

I'm also responsible for supporting staff and students on the following programmes in Singapore:

Electrical Power Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
0191 208 7640
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