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Computer Science

Standards and technical reports


A standard sets out the requirements for the properties, dimensions, performance, qualities, and testing of products and services. The Library subscribes to three major sources of British and international standards:


Technical Reports

Technical reports are the primary means of technical communication for many organisations. A report may contain: experimental procedures, production data, specifications, standards, operating plans, drawings and/or raw results.

A large amount of information contained in reports will never be formally published as a journal article or within a book so they can be difficult to find. Some useful sources for technical reports are:

What is a standard?

Guides to searching for standards