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Standards and Codes

Standards and Interlibrary Loan

Due to licensing restrictions it is usually not possible to interlibrary loan standards. Check with a librarian before requesting a standard via interlibrary loan. You may purchase standards directly from organizations or one of the vendors listed below. If you would like to recommend a standard for the library's collection, please contact your liaison librarian.


Engineering & Science Library

Reference Technician

Maggie McIver

Liaison Librarians

Morag Coyne

Nasser Saleh

Michael White

Wenyan Wu


Finding Standards

In order to locate a standard, you need the following pieces of information: name or acronym of the standards developing organization (SDO), standard number, title of the standard, and date of standard. Consult the appropriate standards database (ASTM, IEEE, etc...) to locate the desired standard. Also check QCAT for print standards located in Queen's University Library.

If you're looking for standards on a particular subject, search appropriate keywords ("smoke detectors" or "smoke alarms") in the search engines at the bottom of the page.

Standards Search Engines

If you can't locate a standard in any of our print and online resources, try one of the following standards search engines.