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The ASTM Compass platform contains the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library, which is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information." The 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.

Users can access ASTM's 13,000 standards in more than 130 industry areas as well as more than 40-year collections of Special Technical Publications (STPs) Manuals, Monographs, Data series and Journals.

STPs covers Metals, Ferrous and Non-ferrous, Materials Testing, Building Codes, Construction, Geoenvironmental, Geotechnical, Paints and Coatings, Petroleum Products and Lubricants, Plastics, Rubber, Textiles, Water, Safety, Consumer-product Testing, Packaging and Labeling.


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Dates covered

Standards: The most current, up-to-date versions of all 13,000 ASTM Standards.
Digital Library: Manuals, Monographs, and Journals: Currently 1970-to-date

Updating frequency

Twice weekly.


ASTM Digital Library (Standards, Special Technical Publications (STPs) Manuals, Monographs, Data series and Journals).

Type of coverage

Industry-leading standards, Manuals, Monographs, Special Technical Publications (STPs) and Journal Articles that deal with the development and application of standards.

Print counterpart or
related resources

  • ASTM International standards
  • Annual Book of ASTM Standards
  • ASTM Special Technical Publications (STPs) and Journal

Producer/content provider

ASTM International

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