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Standards and Patents: Finding Standards

A guide to finding standards and patents online

Which standard organisation?

Notice: Monday 22 January 2018
We are currently experiencing issues with both British Standards Online and our supplier of ISO and IEC standards.  You may continue to request standards, but please note that there may be some delay while we try to solve access issues.  Australian Standards via SAI Global are not effected.

Refer to the applicable standard organisation for instructions.

If you have any doubts about how to obtain a standard, please email library.standards@sydney.edu.au

Please note: A standard that is not part of existing Library subscriptions will only be purchased for those patrons who are entitled to the Library's document delivery service: staff, postgraduate students and final year honours students and if the applicable user licence allows.

Australian / New Zealand standards (AS/NZ)

Australian Standards are available via our SAI Global database subscription. You may also use this subscription to browse other standards, including ISO Standards, and previously purchased ISO Standards may be available for viewing in full.

Please logout after use as only three concurrent users are able to access the database. 

International (ISO), British (BS) and IEC standards

90% of ISO standards (and 50% of IEC standards) are now available for you to access yourself via the British Standards Online database (BSOL). The standards are the British implementation, but identical to the ISO. Once you open the standard, you will see a statement saying that it is identical to the ISO.

Please note: Until January 2018 you will only be able to view the standard using the Quick View Link. From January 2018 you will be able to download the standard in pdf.

If you cannot find the standard because, for instance, it doesn't have a British implementation, send the details to library.standards@sydney.edu.au

You will also find a small number of international standards held in print - find these by searching the Library catalogue. The SAI Global database is also a helpful reference for ISO standards.

ASTM standards

Current ASTM Standards are now available directly from ASTM Digital Library.

The ASTM Digital Library is also available for technical content covering a wide range of materials and industries, including Special Technical Publications, manuals, technical papers and journals here.

IEEE Xplore standards

The IEEE Xplore database contains a complete set of current IEEE Standards.

In order to search for IEEE Standards, follow this procedure:

1. Go to the IEEE Xplore homepage

2. Click on "Advanced Search"

3. Under "Publications", deselect everything except "IEEE standards"

4.  Run your search

SAE standards

SAE standards are purchased on demand or supplied from those obtained previously in the same year. Please e-mail library.standards@sydney.edu.au with the designations you are seeking.

All other standards

For standards produced by organisations not referred to elsewhere on this page follow these two steps:

1. Conduct a search for the standard via theLibrary catalogue. Search by keyword using the standard designation or the title of the standard.

2. If not listed, request the standard via library.standards@sydney.edu.au

 

Please note: A standard that is not part of existing Library subscriptions will only be purchased for those patrons who are entitled to the Library's document delivery service: staff, postgraduate students and final year honours students and if the applicable user licence allows.

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