Online Reference Shelf

Resources for Standards / Codes


  • ASTM Standards
  • Online Access current standards through the ASTM Standards website. There is no extra software needed. Print ASTM issues a complete set of their standards annually. Waterloo subscribed to them in print from 1970 until 2008, when we converted to online. Search for print editions in the Library catalogue.

  • BSI Standards
  • Online Waterloo has access to some BSI standards through the TechStreet database. You can access the TechStreet database from the Research Databases section of the library website. TechStreet is set up to show only the standards in our subscription. Take a look at the TechStreet page from the Finding Standards & Codes research guide for more information.

  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Online CSA Standards can be accessed through the TechStreet database. Waterloo Library currently subscribes to the entire suite of CSA Standards, including past versions of standards. You can access the TechStreet database from the Research Databases section of the Library website. Take a look at the TechStreet page on the Finding Standards & Codes research guide for more information. Print The Library purchased print copies of CSA standards until the early 2000s. However, since these documents were outdated, we have removed print copies from our collection.

  • IEEE Standards
  • Online IEEE Standards are accessible through the IEEE Xplore database. Use the Advanced Search feature and limit to "standards" under Content Type. Print Print versions of IEEE standards were issued in conjunction with another organization, eg, IEEE-ANSI. Search for older standards in the Library Catalogue, and use "standard" within your search for best results.

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Online Waterloo has access to some ISO standards through the TechStreet database. You can access the TechStreet database from the Research Databases section of the Library website. TechStreet is set up to show only the standards in our subscription. Take a look at the TechStreet page from the Finding Standards & Codes research guide for more information. Print Some older ISO Standards are accessible through the Library Catalogue. Search for "International Organization for Standardization" as the Author/Creator.

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