Digital Library

Digital Engineering Library

Get online access to the digital edition of every book, paper and journal article ever published by ASTM including more than 1,500+ Manuals and Special Technical Publications, totaling more than 35,600 chapters and papers and more than 17,000 journal articles.

ASTM Digital 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.

While ASTM is best known for its standards, the Digital Library is a collection of nearly every other ASTM publication – 1,500+ eBooks and 60,000+ papers and chapters, dating back to 1932.

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Online Engineering Library

Discover a vast collection of industry-leading technical engineering information. You can customize and choose the content you need from: Symposia Papers & STPs, Manuals, Monographs, & Data Series, Journals, Technical Reports, more.

The coverage areas for the Digital Library include:

  • Iron and Steel Products
  • Nonferrous Metals Products
  • Metals Test Methods and Analytical Procedures
  • Construction Materials and Engineering
  • Petroleum Products, Lubricants and Fossil Fuels
  • Paint, Related Coatings and Aromatics
  • Medical Devices and Services
  • General Products, Chemical Specialties and End Use Products
  • Textiles
  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Electric Insulation and Electronics
  • Water and Environmental Technology
  • Nuclear, Solar, and Geothermal Energy
  • General Methods and Instrumentation

What Is ASTM Digital Library?

Three main collections of publications make up the books, journals, and papers of the Digital Library.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings/STPs (Special Technical Publications)

Each year, hundreds of technical experts present and publish papers reflecting their research and insight on the need for new standards. These papers undergo a rigorous peer review process to ensure scholarly content and technical accuracy.

Journals Library

16,800 peer-reviewed papers are available from ASTM’s world renowned journals including: Geotechnical Testing Journal, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Materials Performance and Characterization, Journal of ASTM
International Backfile 2004-2014, Journal of Forensic Sciences Backfile 1972-2005, Journal of Cement, Concrete, and Aggregates Backfile 1979-2004, and the Journal of Composites and Technology and Research Backfile 1978-2003.

Manuals, Monographs and Data Series Library

These include best-selling titles such as Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance and Testing; User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C94 on Ready-Mixed Concrete; and Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures: Applications of Fracture Mechanics: 3rd Edition.

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Your Portal for Standards, Testing, Learning & More

ASTM Compass® provides your entire organization 24/7 access to all the ASTM content you need plus robust workflow tools that help you find and use standards more effectively than ever.

From one convenient platform, you’ll access your organization’s tailored content which can include: any or all of ASTM’s 12,500+ standards, the ASTM Digital Library containing 1,500+ books and more than 47,000+ papers, chapters and articles, as well as online training courses and videos. Complimenting this content, you’ll have powerful tools to help you work smarter.

These include: adding notes and images to standards, viewing standards that show changes via color-coded highlighting, sharing functions to pass on knowledge, translated standards, and more.

A robust taxonomy includes more than 4,000 primary categories and 45,400+ keywords. This enables you to perform deeper, faster searches that are narrowly defined and provide relevant and effective results.

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