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Understanding references for standards
The reference for a standard looks like this:
Standard reference number: year (republished year, if applicable). Title of standard. Place of publication: publisher.
BS 5605:1990 (1999). Citing and referencing published material. London: British Standard Institution.
British Standards Online
Aston University Library Services subscribe to British Standards Online. Standards are agreed ways of doing something, written down as a set of precise criteria so they can be used as rules, guidelines or definitions.
Other standards (non-BSI)
You can find other standards in the databases below. If you would like further help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE standards can be found in IEEE Xplore - BROWSE > Standards to find out what is covered, or limit your search results to the Standards Content Type after searching for your topic.
Building Construction Information Service (BCIS) BCIS Online gives you access to independent data. It is a tool to help Quantity Surveyors and Cost Estimators provide early cost advice and prepare cost plans for clients. You can benchmark costs for both commercial and residential buildings.