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Computer Science: A Guide to Non-Library Web Resources

Standards & Specifications

Computer and Communications: Standards

Arranged alphabetically, this Web page provides access to information on standards for computing and communications. It contains links to standards, organizations, committees, protocols, societies, catalogs, glossaries, languages, formats, and RFCs. There is also keyword search capability, or it may be browsed by geographic area or standard search terms.

Internet RFC/STD/FYI/BCP Archives

This Web site is an archive for the following Internet documents: RFCs (requests for comments), STD (standards), FYI (for your information), and BCP (best current practices). Searchable by keyword or document number, the archives may also be browsed by several indexes. All documents are freely available.

RFC Editor

Funded by the Internet Society, the RFC Editor is the master repository of RFCs (requests for comments) as well as RFC metadata. Search results include the metadata, links to the RFC text itself, and links to any errata.


Techstreet provides access to standards and codes from over 350 standards organizations. Covering a wide range of industries, including electronics and information technology, this fee-based service delivers documents either by subscription or by individual document. Some of the standards organizations represented are the Electronics Industry Alliance, the IEEE, the International Organization for Standardization, and the International Committee for Information Technology Standards. Standards can be searched by keyword, title, ISBN, and document number.