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ASTM & ASM for Engineering Students


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Learn how to find ASTM standards and information about the properties of materials in the American Society for Testing and Materials and ASM Handbook Online, two excellent engineering resources.

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ASTM & ASM for Engineering Students

  1. 1. Easy Instruction Workshop ASTM and ASM for Engineering Ann Sepri Tuesday, February 18 @ 1:00PM Wednesday, February 19 @ 6:00PM
  2. 2. ASTM* Standards and Engineering Digital Library (ASTM SEDL) The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a collection of over 12,000 standards for materials, products, systems, and services, as well as other ASTM publications of technical engineering information. The SEDL covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geolo gical, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. *formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials
  3. 3. To access ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library: • go to • click on Databases tab • enter ASTM in search box and click Search
  4. 4. Designation • Designation is comprised of a capital letter indicating general classification (A, ferrous metals; B, nonferrous metals; C, cementitious, ceramanic, concrete, and masonry materials; etc.), a serial number (one to four digits), a dash, and a year of issue. The year of issue is the year of the original adoption as a standard or, in the case of a revision, the year of the last revision. Standards that have been reapproved without change are indicated by the year of last reapproval in parentheses. Example: F2401-04(2010)
  5. 5. Current or Historic ASTM Standards? • Florida Tech has access to the current or active versions of the standards only. • If you need an older or historic version, use the print “Annual Book of ASTM Standards.” TA401 .A653 2006 (REF-1st floor TA401 .A653 2002 (4th floor)
  6. 6. biomedical devices search results:
  7. 7. ASM Handbooks Online • ASM Handbooks Online™ is a comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology • Peer-reviewed information in every area of materials specialization • The complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions • Includes articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples • Updated quarterly
  8. 8. To access ASM Handbooks Online: • go to • click on the Databases tab • Enter ASM in the search box and click Search
  9. 9. Quick Search or Advanced Search
  10. 10. Browse
  11. 11. As always, contact us for help!