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Patents and Standards: Standards

What is a standard?

                                             Navigate to Standards Australia website

Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures to ensure that a material, product, method or service consistently performs as intended. Standards are developed by various agencies, trade and professional associations. Some standards are voluntary, while others are enforced by legislation- mandatory. (Standards Australia).

Standard bodies

The ISO country codes are internationally recognized codes that designate every country and most of the dependent areas a two-letter combination or a three-letter combination; it is like an acronym, that stands for a country or a state. The country code is in use for example for the two-letter suffixes such as .us (United States), .fr (France) or .de (Germany) in top-level domains (for countries) on the Internet.

Standards - Techstreet Enterprise (replacing SAI Global)

​Techstreet Enterprise is the new database for Australian and International Standards and Codes (replacing SAI Global). 

Take a look at our 'how to find Australian Standards' document which will get you started searching through this database. 

To access standards not included in the current subscription or any other questions, please contact us through Ask the Library.

Subject Specific Standards

Where to start...

The Library subscribes to standards databases, searchable by keyword or standard number. As some databases may include other material, look for an option to limit your search to standards only. Know the exact title? Type the exact title into the search box and select the Title option. However, you may need to check the publication date to see if it's the most current standard.

Note: Some databases have limited access licenses. If you cannot access them initially try again later.

Below are the key Library databases that include standards: