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Patent Resource Databases

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office describes a patent as:

a) A document protecting the rights of the inventor;
b) A repository of useful technical information for the public.

Use these databases to find filed or granted patents.

For instructions on accessing TotalPatent One, please view this tutorial

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