Studying Effectively

Finding standards

Finding British standards online

The University of Nottingham subscribes to the full text of the British Standards.

  • Use the quick search box to search for a keyword or the standard number.
  • Use the advanced search to filter by year of publication/update etc.

There is a link to help available on the right hand panel of the screen, or view the demonstration below

Finding print versions of standards

In some cases, the library may have some standards available in print.

  • Go to NUsearch [UK;China;Malaysia] and type for the name of the publishing body into the search box e.g. British Standards Institution or American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Select ‘as author/contributor’ from the ‘anywhere in the record’ dropdown beneath the search box 
  • Click on search

More Standards websites are available via NUsearch [UK, China, Malaysia].

  • Go to the Databases tab  
  • Select ‘Standards’ from the ‘Databases by category’ menu options 
  • Click ‘Available online’ to access any of the resources listed



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Library access online

British Standards

Further reading


  • Using Library lending services
  • Online research and information skills on Moodle: Malaysia

About British Standards

Reading and interpreting sources and data


People who can help

Talk to someone in your school or a specialist support service



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