Perform a quick search for patents (not comprehensive - if a patent is located through this search engine it is recommended you search the patent number through the USPTO or Epacenet to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.)
Specifications and StandardsSpecifications and Standards (IHS Engineering Workbench, IHS Standards Expert) indexes national and international standards. Purdue Libraries' access features online full-text standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and single standards from other standards developing organizations. Titles included in the My Subscription filter are available full-text. ICAO standards include access to redline versions.
NOTE: IHS Engineering Workbench currently requires users to create an individual account, however, IHS Standards Expert can be used in Guest mode where an individual account is not required.
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NOTE: ASTM standards are no longer available through the IHS platform. See the database ASTM Compass for ASTM standards access.
NOTE: ASME BPVC (Boiler Pressure Vessel Code) standards are now available through the database ASME Standards Collection.
NOTE: AASHTO, ANS, ASHRAE, ASME (except ASME BPVC see note above), AHAM, ICC, selected ISO, and NFPA standards are now available to Purdue users through a new standards provider, TechStreet Enterprise. See Techstreet Enterprise entry for access information.