When ANSI adopts an existing standard, it retains the original standard number of the issuing agency and assigns an "ANSI" prefix. For example, the standard UL68 developed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), when adopted by the American National Standards Institute, would be identified as ANSI/UL68.
Most ANSI standards are located in the Standards Center (Parks Library, Room 161) in filing cabinets. They are in order by standard number. We recommend you use the free scanners to scan/save copies of pages you need. The library's ANSI standards collection dates from the 1970s; however, the collection is not complete and the library does not own all the superseded editions of ANSI standards.
If you know the title of the ANSI standard - use the Quick Search box on the Library homepage (use Advanced Search to look in the "title" instead of "any field") to see if it is located in the ISU Library collections. This is the most complete way to locate ANSI standards at ISU. This will find materials located in the Standards Center (Room 161), the General Collection or the Library Storage Building. Be sure to note location and call number (or standard number) before heading to the shelf.
If you have a topic and want to search for an ANSI standard - use one of the links on the Standards Search Engines page of this guide.
When you have a specific ANSI number but do not know the title - e.g. ANSI B154.1-1995
If you need an ANSI standard that ISU does not own: