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ASTM Compass: Quick Start Guide: New Users

A quick start guide to using the ASTM Compass version 2.0 subscription database available to VDOT employees through the VDOT Research Library.

New To ASTM Compass?

If you work at VDOT but have never used ASTM Compass before, follow these instructions to create a free account. 

1. From the Library’s Web site or the Library’s Online Catalog follow one of the links to ASTM Compass.  The direct link to ASTM Compass is: 

2. New users will be redirected to this screen. Select the "Register" option as shown below: 

Screen capture showing the ASTM Compass register option.

3. You will be redirected to a screen that looks like this. Fill out all required fields (which have a red asterisk * as shown below) and select the "Create Account" button:

Important: Be sure to use your VDOT e-mail address when you register for your account!

Screen capture showing fields to fill out in order to create an account.

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