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ASTM Compass Standards

Creating persistent links: 

To share a persistent link from ASTM Compass Standards, you will need to add Kettering University's proxy to ensure all users both on and off campus can access it. 

To do so, first, copy the URL that appears in the search bar for the resource you wish to share, which in this case is:


Next, add Kettering University's proxy BEFORE the URL as shown below: added to equals the new persistent link:

Using ASTM Compass Standards

Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. These standards are used for engineering, manufacturing, and other applications.

To find a standard, locate the number relevant to your query.

For example: F2591 - 06(2013)

Type in the number into the search bar.

ASTM Compass Homepage

On the Search results page, the most relevant document will be listed first. When you click on the search result you wish to view, the most recent version will be viewable as a PDF in the browser by default. You have the options to track, favorite, download, or compare versions of the standard, view it in HTML format (rather than PDF), and to view older versions of the standard as well.

ASTM View Page

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