For basic information and general definitions search some of our online encyclopedias:
For more specific information search our Databases. Databases are lists of online records organized according to particular criteria.
Search for standards. Send a request to a Science Librarian for access to full text.
IEEE Xplore contains active IEEE standards as well as full text of IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings. See Databases.
The USPTO provides a good explanation of the Patent Application process.
Check the following resources for basic information on Patents and Patent Searching: