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Standards and Patents: Finding Standards

A guide to finding standards and patents online

Standards

What type of standard are you looking for?

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.

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 Standards (ISO)

You may request International Standards by sending an e-mail to library.standards@sydney.edu.au.  In the first instance, the Library will attempt to supply the British or Australian equivalent if one exists.  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 an helpful reference for ISO standards.

ASTM

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

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 the Library catalogue.  Search by keyword using the standard number 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. 

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