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Full set of British (BS) and adopted European (EN) and BSI international standards (ISO/IEC) in English.
Technical standards published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Covers information technology, power and energy, telecommunications and smart grid research.
The library also provides access to standards created by industry bodies and professional associations. Many industry standards are freely available through the relevant industry or association website. However, if you are unable to find the industry standard you are looking for the library also provides access to a number of databases of industry standards for engineering, aerospace and materials and accounting and financial reporting.