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Central Standards Agencies

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Electronic Standards Store

A searchable database of these U.S. standards.UW & UG have some ANSI standards. To locate them, check the author index of the Catalogue under American National Standards Institute, or the title index under the title of a particular standard.

British Standards Institution (BSI) - Standards Electronic Catalogue
Database and list of these British standards. UG has some BSI standards at McLaughlin Govt. Pub Books in the UK5 ST call number. UW has a small number: check author index of the Catalogue under British Standards Institution.
Canadian General Standards Board Electronic Catalogue
Lists of these Canadian standards. UW has many CSGB standards at Davis Ref HD9720.4.C36x and HD9720.4.C38x UG has many CSA standards at McLaughlin Govt. Pub. Book Stacks in the CA6 SA call number.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
A downloadable catalogue of these Canadian standards. UW has almost all CSA standards at Davis Ref TA368.C3. Davis Ref TA368.C3. UG has many CSA standards at McLaughlin Govt. Pub. Book Stacks in the CA6 SA call number.
ISO Catalogue

List and database of international standards approved by ISO. Some ISO 14000 (environmental) standards are available from CSA. Access to some IEC and ISO standards may be granted by SCC for course use; inquire at Davis reference.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
"Includes, among other U.S. standards:Federal Information Processing Standards. UW has many FIPS standards at Davis Ref QA76.U43x. "
NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards
"A large database of 250,000 references to standards from 600+ developers in the world. Also links to U.S federal-agency standards sites."
Standards Council of Canada (SCC) = Conseil canadien des normes (CCN)
"Databases of Canadian standards and regulations, and also some foreign and international standards."
TechStreet Technical Information Superstore Info
A large database of 500,000 references to standards from 300+ developers in the world. All standards are for sale.
World Standards Services Network (WSSN)
"Access to the websites of about 80 member agencies of ISO, IEC and ITU. "

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Other Collections of Links

Computer and Communication
Links to standards on computers and communications.
World Standards Services Network (WSSN)

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Specialized Societies That Also Write Standards

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Webpage
Agricultural Marketing Service Quality Standards -- U.S.D.A.
A searchable database of full text agricultural commodity standards developed by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA) Publications Catalogue
The catalogue contains a section devoted to the AMCA Standards.
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)
All ARI standards and guidelines are available for free download.
Aluminum Association (TAAI) = The Aluminum Association, Inc.
Codes and specifications involving aluminum products.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Publications
American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) Standards & Certification
Quality Control standards
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards - FULL TEXT Online

Full text of active ASTM standards. For Waterloo users, one year of print Annual book of ASTM standards are at Davis Ref TA401.A65, earlier years in the Annex.

American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) Standards
UG has several editions of ASAE standards at McLaughlin Science Ref S671.A32 and online access to ASAE Technical Library. UW has a copy of ASAE standards at Davis Ref S671 .A322x.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) Codes and Standards
UW has various editions of Boiler and pressure vessel code at Davis Ref TJ291.A582.
Information on ASME's standardization program; for information on specific ASME Codes and Standards, use the Catalog Option.
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards
UW has many of the AWWA standards at Davis Ref TD223.A58x.
AOAC International (AOAC) Publication Catalog
UW has various editions of Official Methods of Analysis at Davis Ref S587.O38. WLU has copies at Book S587.O38. WLU has copies at Book S587.O38. UG has various editions at McLaughlin Science Ref S587.A73.
Association for Information and Image Management International (AIIM) Standards
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Audio Engineering Society (AES) Standards in Print
European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Webpage
UW has ECMA Standards at Davis Ref TK7885.E97x.
European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI) Webpage
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
Click on 'HRAI Catalogue' to view list of Technical Manuals published by the HRAI.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Webpage
UW has a complete set of IESNA standards inside Instrument Society of America. Standards and Practices for Instrumentation at Davis Ref TA165.I5967.
Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) Webpage
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards

UW has nearly complete sets of IEEE standards and ANSI/IEEE standards at Davis Ref TK5101.A1I625 & 627. UG and UW have access to IEEE/IEE Xplore Electronic Library.

International Code Council (ICC): Building Codes Codes and Standards
InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) = Commission Électrotechnique Internationale (CEI) Webpage

From the Search Page you can search for publication information on IEC standards.  Access to some IEC and ISO standards may be granted by SCC for course use; inquire at Davis reference.

International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standards
UW has the earlier version of the ITU-T Recommendations, which were published as the CCITT Blue Book at Davis Ref TK6005.I583x 1988 and the CCITT Red Book at Davis Ref TK6005.I583x 1984. UW does not have anything more recent.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radiocommunications Standards
UW has the earlier version of the ITU-T Recommendations, which were published as the CCITT Blue Book at Davis Ref TK6005.I583x 1988 and the CCITT Red Book at Davis Ref TK6005.I583x 1984. UW does not have anything more recent.
Internet Society (ISOC) Standards
A general information page.
Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) Download Area
Free copies of many of the JEDEC standards.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Codes
Do a Search on the category Code.
NACE International: the Corrosion Society (NACE) Webpage
UW has the Book of standards at Davis Ref TA462.N32x.
National Electrical Manufacturers Assocation (NEMA) Webpage
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards Catalog
Starting in November 2000 NISO has provided standards and technical reports as PDF downloads from their site.
Optical Society of America (OSA) Webpage
Search for standards in the catalogue search engine.
Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Webpage
SAE Standards
UW has a complete set of SAE standards inside S.A.E. Handbook at Davis Ref TL151.S62.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Standards, RPs and EGs
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI ) Resources
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards and Technology
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Webpage
Uniform Code Council (UCC) Webpage
USP-NF Online
source for FDA-enforceable quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements, excipients, procedures for tests, assays, analytical methods, and more.

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