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Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Applied Physics: Standards

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.

For example:
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.

Finding standards


Other standards (non-BSI)

You can find other standards in the databases below.  If you would like further help, please email