Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) Connect to Cambridge Structural Database (WebCSD)
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing the results of over half-a-million x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. Each crystal structure undergoes extensive validation and cross-checking by expert chemists and crystallographers. Also, each database entry is enriched with bibliographic, chemical and physical property information.

The CSD is continually updated with new structures (>40,000 new structures each year) and with improvements to existing entries. With regular web-updates and early online access to newly published structures you can keep fully informed of the latest research.

Notes: Disable browser pop-up blocking software and settings. WebCSD must be allowed to launch pop-up windows in order to function correctly.
Help: For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14