Industry and Professional Standards for University Libraries

No other standards database offers the breadth and depth of information contained in BSOL Academic.

As well as standards developed by BSI, BSOL Academic includes standards from leading European and international standard development organisations including ISO,CEN, CENELEC and IEC. All the most widely adopted standards are included, alongside documents specific to individual countries and industries to help students compare and contrast information.

  • Full text access to over 90,000 British and international standards and best practice guides
  • High quality, trusted information developed by prestigious and influential organisations including ASTM , BSI, ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC
  • Daily updates for access to the latest best practice
  • Current standards and standards that have been withdrawn or are under review
  • Notifications to help track changes to standards

BSOL Academic is indexed by:

  • EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  • Primo (Ex Libris)
  • Summon (ProQuest)

for seamless searching across library collections and full text access for subscribing institutions.

Whether they are training to be engineers, accountants or aiming to influence climate change policy, understanding how best practice knowledge can be applied is an essential requirement that will improve students’ employment opportunities.

Students, researchers, faculty and librarians also get access to the Knowledge Centre, specialist staff who can answer queries on the most appropriate standards to use. Training on how to get the best from BSOL is available through live webinars and online resources.


Pricing and Purchasing

BSOL Academic is priced flexibly to meet library budgets. Standards can be purchased as a complete collection or by module to help your institution manage costs, while usage statistics help you track return on your investment.