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Standards, Patents, and Trademarks -- Indexes and Links

Standards

American Petroleum Institute
ANSI
ASME Codes & Standards
ASSIST-QuickSearch -- Search for nearly 100,000 full text Department of Defense Specifications and Standards (Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System).
DSCC -- Index of the Defense Supply Center's specifications
Dept. of Defense Index of Specs & Standards
IEEE Standards -- Available to Missouri S&T patrons through the IEEE Electronic Library (IEL); ask a Reference Librarian if you need assistance
ISO Standards Catalogue
NISO Standards -- available freely (PDF format)
NIST -- National Institute of Standards and Technology
NSSN -- A National Resource for Identifying Global Standards
National Mapping Program Standards -- from the USGS
Private Sector Standards Sites -- a long list from the NIST
Society of Automotive Engineers
Standards Locator from NASA's Goddard Library
Underwriters Laboratories

Patents

CIPO -- Canadian Patent Database
esp@cenet -- European Patent Server
Free Patents Online is a new resource that has the full text and images of patents from number 4,000,000 to present. This site automatically generates FREE PDF's of these newer patents.
German Patent Site
Intellectual Network Patent Server -- now a fee-based service
Japanese Patent Office -- click on Searching PAJ
NASA Patent Abstracts Bibliography
PatentAlert -- free e-mail service concerning recent US patents
Patent Information Users Group
Patent Searching Guide from U.Texas
US Patent & Trademark Databases
For more information, go to the Government Documents collection of information about patents.
WIPO Search

Trademarks

European Trademark Office
Canadian Trademark Office
Japanese Trademark Office -- Click on Searching Japanese Trademark Database

Copyrights

US Copyright Office Search

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