Know where to find standards? Check this library guide

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
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Inspired by World Standards Day, the UOC Library would like to highlight a series of resources providing recommendations, guidelines, rules and standards.

Author surname, initial(s) or name (year of publication). "Title of the article". Name of the publication (issue, month, pp.). Place of publication.

This structure is almost certainly one you recognize and have used a number of times for your continuous assessment activities. This is because bibliographical references must follow the set criteria established by ISO 690:2010. Bar codes and the measurements for sheets of paper are other fields covered by standards, which provide methodological and technical specifications.

International bodies such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization), the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) compile and publish standards that are adopted as standards by professional sectors.

It is these three bodies that are behind World Standards Day, celebrated every 14 October. Inspired by this event, the UOC Library is offering you a resources dossier and a video to help you find the standards you're looking for.

  • The dossier contains international bodies and lists of standards on various professional fields: computer science and telecommunications, information science and communication, museum studies, design, psychology, education, languages, and economics and business.
  • The video will help you find not only standards, but also guides and articles to help with their interpretation and application.