Answered By: Fondren Research Services
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2016     Views: 591

When you only have a standard number, a standard name, or a general idea of the subject matter, you'll need to identify the volume in which it was published. This is done by searching the ASTM website http://www.astm.org/Standard/index.shtml.
This site can be searched by standard name, standard number or keyword subject/topic.  In addition to information about availability and cost for purchase (often high), there is historic information as well as the “Book of Standards” volume number
         Example:  A514 / A514M - 05(2009) Standard Specification for High-Yield-Strength…. Welding
Active Standard … Book of Standards Volume: 01.04
Once the Volume is identified, you'll need to determine if CUL owns the volume for the year or years you're seeking.
 
Keyword using ASTM standards Annual brings up the two necessary serial records to see our holdings. The holdings we have are:
1) Title: Book of A.S.T.M. standards, with related material.
Location: Fondren Library Center Reference Storage, Ask at Circulation 
Call Number:  TA401 .A653
Issues: 1938-1951, 1954-1959:pt.8, 1959:pt.10-1962, 1964-1969
 
2)Title: Annual book of ASTM standards.
Location: Fondren Library Center Reference Storage, Ask at Circulation  
Call Number:  TA401 .A653
Issues: 1970-1972, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1985-1986, 1989: v.00.01-v.02.03, 1989: v.02.05-v.15.09, 1992, 1996, 1998
Location: Fondren Library Center Reference, Non-circulating
Call Number:  TA401 .A653
Issues: 2001: v.01.01-2001:v.15.09
Indexes: 2001-2002
 
The most recent year (with index) can be found in the Reference area. All older volumes are in storage and there are multiple volumes for each year. The required volume will need to be identified in advance before it can be retrieved.

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