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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Library resources to support course work and research

Identifying Standards

Identify standards you need using this free-to-search database:

  • ACCURIS Store - search for standards published by many standards issuing organizations.

Finding standards at UMass Amherst

Databases that contain standards:

  • SAE Mobilus is the platform that provides our current subscribed content from the Society of Automotive Engineers. This includes: Ground Vehicle Standards (also called J-Standards/Reports) (1927 - 2018)

For standards in print:

1. Search the UMass Libraries Discovery search for the standard's title in quotes.  (EX: "Wheelchairs - Part 1: Determination of static stability").  If it is in the UMass Amherst Libraries collection, you will find its location in the resulting item record.  

2. If UMass Amherst Libraries does not own it, you are part of the UMass Amherst Community, and you need the standard for your research or coursework, you may request a standard by emailing the Engineering Librarian

Finding Technical Reports

In Technical Reports researchers tell funding agencies like the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institute of Health (NIH) about their research. Use these databases to search for Technical Reports.

Provides access to a large collection of historical and current U.S. Government technical reports.  Contains PDFs of many reports.

  • OSTI - U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific & Technical Information

Scientific and technical reports from DOE-funded research and development activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities and at universities and other institutions nationwide.