Answered By: ic
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019     Views: 76

Searching for international standards can be tricky but there are some strategies you can use to see if the full text is available.


  • Check that you are looking for the most up to date version unless you are specifically looking to use a superseded standard.
  • Many standards have equivalents – i.e. exactly the same standard published by different international standards agencies in different languages.
  • Not all standards are available in English.


Standards Online Premium (SAI Global)

For best results, when searching using the standard number set the button under the search box to All. If the result shows View Document you can access it electronically.

For further information, refer to the video on locating standards in SAI Global.


Library search box

A number of international standards have been purchased by the library and are available in the collection in hard copy, or when possible, through our online subscriptions.

When searching, use the standard name, not number, and refine to books. Here are two examples:

  • DIN 4226-102 (2016-09)

  • IEEE 802.3bt-2018



Some standards are freely available online. Eurocodes come under this category. Use both the standard number and name when searching.

E.g. EN 1999-1-5:2007 Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures - Part 1-5: Shell structures

If the standard you wish to view is not available please contact the library for assistance.


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