ASTM Compass

A vast collection of standards and technical engineering information

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Database, E-books
Applied Sciences
31 Dec 2022

ASTM Compass is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical information produced by the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM International). It is an essential resource for any technical university, library or a research and development centre. Students with a knowledge and understanding of standards have a real advantage over those who do not. Standards are the foundation of most of the industry sectors they will be joining when they begin their careers. Used by over 2,000 universities worldwide including 90% of The Times Higher Education's Top 100 universities it is a key resource for undergraduate students, professors/teaching staff, post graduates and researchers.

EIFL has negotiated discounted prices for ASTM Compass Complete, which includes full text access to a collection of ASTM's 13,000 standards, as well as the ASTM Digital Library of 1,800 technical e-books, 8 journals and proceedings & bulletins. 

The EIFL-ASTM agreement also offers institutions in some EIFL partner countries free access to the ASTM Compass Abstracts  (bibliographic information & abstracts for 13,000 standards) plus the full ASTM Digital Library. 

ASTM Compass covers a vast range of subjects including (but not limited to) aerospace, chemical, civil engineering, environmental, geological, health and safety, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, materials science, laboratory testing and solar. 

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