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If you don't have a specific standard in mind, you can use the following databases to explore standards related to broad topics (e.g. plastic tubing). These databases can also be used to confirm information about a particular standard.
Use the search function to determine which print volume contains the ASTM standard you are searching for (listed in the Details section). Then, visit the Library to consult the print copy of the volume. The Library provides access to the 2021 Standards.
Search ANSI's Incorporated by Reference (IBR) standards portal. IBR allows Federal agencies to comply with the requirement to publish rules in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by referring to materials already published elsewhere (NIST).
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