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Engineering & Applied Science Research Guide

A research guide to introduce you to engineering resources at the library, including databases, journals, tools, technical documents, and other materials.

For Your Reference

Locating Technical Documents

Locating technical documents--standards, codes, patents, trademarks, handbooks, and more--is often a challenge.

  • There is no single place where all technical documents can be searched for and located.
  • They are produced by a wide variety of organizations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Sometimes they're available freely online, but often they are only available on a proprietary database, or for a fee from a company.

We've done our best to gather the most likely sources for standards and technical documents here, but if you are struggling to find a document you need, please contact the Engineering Librarian, Nicole, at

Standards and Codes

Patents and Trademarks

Technical Reports

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