What are Standards?
Standards are agreed-upon specifications and guidelines for the performance, operation or composition of a product or process. Regulatory agencies create standards that have legal weight; other organizations create standards that are adopted voluntarily because they provide a means of correlating measures and create a common ground. More information on why you would use a standard is available in this video from the BSI British Standards.
Don't see the standard you're looking for in this guide?
- Contact one of the librarians listed on this page to request a specific standard.
- Ask your librarian for help.
- Contact Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch. It may have some standards that UBC Library does not - call 604-331-3603 to check.