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Research Help Guide: Standards

Getting Research Help

Chat with a Librarian

Book a Research Appointment

Get lengthier and more specialized research help with our book an appointment service.

Visit our Research Help Desk

Visit the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the Library for help.

Attend a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled throughout the term.

Online Guides and Videos

How-to guides and videos on writing, research and citation 

Finding Standards

The TMU Library has a small and incomplete paper collection of standards and specifications.

The majority of Standards are available online either through websites or by purchasing them from some of the agencies listed below.

Copyright laws apply to standards and the copying of entire standards is illegal without prior permission which is unlikely to be granted.


ANSI Standards International Standards (ASTM)
ASTM Standards ISO/IEC Standards (Publically Available Standards)
Building Codes (Canada, Federal) NISO Standards
Canadian Standards (CSA) Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods
US Government Federal Standards,  UL Standards


Standards by Country

To find Standards by their Country of Origin, please use our Standards Research Guide

For Quick Access:



Other Countries / International

Articles on Standards