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"A standard is a document that provides rules,guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results. Most standards aim to achieve an optimum degree of order in a given context. Standards are guidelines that establish accepted practices, technical requirements, and terminologies for diverse field." Standards Council of Canada
Organizations that develop standards are calledstandards developing organizations(SDOs) or standards setting organizations (SSOs). This includes committees, companies, government, organizations, trade associations and other groups.
(Canadian Standards Association) Access to all Canadian Standards Association standards and codes across a number of industries, including CSA-adopted ISO documents and ICS Codes. In this academic licence, printing of documents is not allowed, and PDF access is only available on-campus and only for some of the documents (i.e. major codes are excluded). Once in the database, click "My Library" to see the content to which we have access.
(IEEE/IET) Provides access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Included are over 220 journals, magazines, and transactions from the two organizations, proceedings from over 1,800 IEEE annual conferences, and 4400 IEEE standards in key technology fields.
(Techstreet) A collection of engineering standards from well-known testing and regulatory bodies such as ASHRAE, CSA, and ICC. Downloads from this database require you to have separate FileOpen software on your computer. Otherwise, you must click their "View Online" option.