The library receives these standards in paper format and they are shelved in the Reference area at call number QC100/C3C2. An online index is available - click on Publications of the Canadian General Standards Board to browse Standards Index.
The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, via the IEEE Xplore web site, contains the full text of all IEEE and IEE journals and conferences, as well as a complete set of IEEE Standards. Searching by keyword and author name, or browsing by publication title is possible. Tables of content and abstracts as well as full page images of the articles are included in this resource.
The NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards is a search engine that provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations.
ASSIST-Quick Search provides direct access to U.S. Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository. MIL documents are available as free PDF downloads to the public. Hint: MIL/DOD-STD-xxx, MIL/DOD-HDBK-xxx, MIL-specs, MIL-PRF, DIDs (DI-xx-nnnnn) are all available here. By putting in the base number only (no letters or rev levels) in the "Document Number" field, you will see everything in the ASSIST database with that number, even if the document has changed from a SPEC to a PREF, etc.