A standard is a publication that sets down a defined level of quality and performance for products to be measured against.
The Queen's Building Library holds a sizeable but incomplete collection of British Standards.
- For post-1978 British Standards, use Library Search to find out if the item is in our collection
- For pre-1978 British Standards, you will need to browse the shelves
British Standards Online
Search British Standards Online for details of British Standards, and to access the full-text standards that the University subscribes to - approximately 4,400 standards across five modules: Testing; Energy & Heat Transfer Engineering; Electrical Engineering in General; Construction in General; and Civil Engineering.
ASTM international standards
The University also subscribes to ASTM Compass, allowing you to search international standards.
You can find further information via the standards-issuing bodies listed on Wikipedia's Standards organization page.