Cambridge Structural Database


Cambridge Structural Database - Annual Growth

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 800,000 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. 

 We have a campus-wide site license for:

License keys

Access to a license key for CSD software is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford.  You must have a license key before installing the software.  To get a license key, please bring your Stanford ID to the Science Library and ask for Cristina Flores-Herrera, Aparna Sharma, or Grace Baysinger.

Use WebCSD or download software

After accepting the conditions of use, you may download CSD to your computer (SUNet authentication required). Be sure to remove the old version of CSD before installing the new version.  Please note that CSD software must be deleted when users graduate or are no longer affiliated with Stanford.