Another method of searching for standards is through search interfaces by subject, by category, or by committee.
Standards go through a development cycle. Some databases and websites provide access to standards at different stages (i.e. active; draft; redline; withdrawn; etc.).
The word ‘standards’ has been used interchangeably with ‘specifications’, ‘regulations’, and ‘codes’. It is useful to keep this in mind when searching.
Note: Standards are usually not available free of charge. The Library subscribes to some standards databases. Inter-library loan is not available for standards. We suggest that users purchase their own copy from the appropriate standards agency (e.g. CSA).