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Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library

Cambridge Structural Database

Compiled and distributed by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world repository of small molecule crystal structures. Learn more about CSD and how much CSD has grown.

We have a campus-wide license for WebCSD plus the software — Cambridge Structural Database System or CSDS, SuperStar, DASH, and Hermes. Access options include:

  • Use WebCSD (for on- or off-campus use)
  • Install the software (on-campus use only)
  • Use CDSERVER: Access CSD, Mercury, DASH, Hermes, and SuperStar using a web browser and a Citrix plugin (for on- or off-campus use). Go to CDSERVER, login with your SUNet ID, and go to the Chemistry folder. For more details, please see Off-campus access to resources.

For help, contact Grace Baysinger (