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Standards and Codes

This guide identifies standards within and outside the Durham College collection, and provides information about searching for, requesting and citing standards

Standards Collections

Note that the standards collections below are not searchable from within Omni.


The Library provides access to a variety of codes, both in print and online. Some are searchable within Omni, such as those listed below. Others must be retrieved directly from the databases collections listed above.

Where to find print standards and codes in the Library

The Library purchases select standards and codes in print, which are searchable within Omni.


  • North Oshawa Library:
    • 1st Floor Standards section - Shelving near printer area, east side
    • 1st Floor - Library Service Desk
    • 2nd or 3rd Floor - Stacks
  • Whitby Campus Library

Tips for Off Campus Access

Here are some tips for accessing Library online resources from off campus:

Use Omni Search, the search box on the Library home page

  • You can choose "Available online" as a filter on the results page. 
  • When you select any online resources, you will be prompted to log in. Use your Network ID

Access databases and publisher collections through the Library

  • Go to Databases A-Z to log in to collections like ScienceDirect and IEEE Xplore.

Found an article and can't access it? Here are some things you can try:

  • Copy the article title into Omni Search
  • Search for the journal in Journals A-Z, then navigate to the year, volume and issue you need. 
  • Email me: (or use the askON chat button on the Library website. It will say "Contact us" when the chat service is closed.)

Found an e-book in Omni and can't access it? 

Creative Commons License

This guide was created by Durham College Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, except where otherwise noted. 

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