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Software Licensed by the Science Library: Cambridge Structural Database

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library has purchased campus-wide site licenses for several products. Access to all of these products is limited to current Stanford students, faculty, and staff.

General Overview of the CSD

Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over one million entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world.

There are 2 ways to use the database:

1. Download the CSD Enterprise software (available only to faculty, staff, and current students)


2. Use the WebCSD interface (available to ALL Stanford Affiliates)

About WebCSD - Institutions with site-wide CSD-Core access can search the full CSD from any computer at their site using just a standard web-browser on any desktop, tablet or mobile device, and without the need to install or register any software locally. More information available at WebCSD at a glance.

          Stanford has 5 keys for datamining, users interested in using this service should send email to the Science Library.