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Access to Cambridge Structureal Database

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a world wide repository of small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambrdige Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC). University of Michigan has unlimited site license to access CSD. You may access the database via either of the following two means. 

1. WebCSD - the online portal to the CSD (Click here to access WebCSD)

                                                OR
2. Install Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) on your own computer.

         To download the software package, please follow links in the Table below, click on "Continue" under "Log in: Part of University of Michigan", login with your unique name and UMICH password, and download the Cambridge Structural Database System 2014 Release for your operating system. Due to the large file size, you will need to download a few parts and then combining them as directed in the instructions there. 

        Note: You will need the Site No. and Confirmation Code to register for the system after it is installed. 

The availability of the CSDS for different operating systems are explained in the box below.

The difference between WebCSD and the CSDS client access is explained in the tab WebCSD and CSDS.

 

Availability of CSDS for different operating systems

The Cambridge Structural Database System 2014 contains the following elements. Not all components are available for all operating systems.

Windows MacOSX Linux
Cambridge Structural Database System 2014 Release

Contens: ConQuest 1.16, Mercury 3.3, PreQuest, Mogul 1.6, IsoStar 2.2.1 client, and all database files

.iso files and instructions can be downloaded under https://umich.box.com/csds2014-win for Windows 7 and 8, Windows Vista, or Windows 2000/XP .

Contens: ConQuest 1.16, Mercury 3.3, PreQuest, Mogul 1.6, IsoStar 2.2.1 client, and all database files

.dmg files and instructions can be downloaded under https://umich.box.com/csds2014-mac for Mac OS X *.

Contens: ConQuest 1.16, Mercury 3.3, PreQuest, Mogul 1.6, IsoStar 2.2.1 client and server software for Linux, and all database files.

Installation files can be downloaded under https://umich.box.com/csds2014-linux for Linux. 

Superstar/GOLD Suite

DASH

Intel compatile, 32-bit.

.iso file can be downloaded under https://umich.box.com/csds2014-win for Windows 7 and 8 Windows Vista, or Windows 2000/XP .

Not Available for Mac

Intel compatible, 32-bit: RedHat Enterprise Linux 5,6; Suse Linux Enterprise 11; Debian 5 and 6. CebtOS 5 and 6

Installation files can be downloaded under https://umich.box.com/csds2014-linux for Linux.

DASH is not available for Linux.

The installation instructions can be downloaded at the M+Box folders when you download the software package you need.

For downloading from M+Box Folder 

  • Use IE 9 or later, the current version of Firefox or Google Chrome. Older browsers may NOT work.
  • These large files may take between an hour and several hours to download, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
  • Following the links in the table above, click on "Continue" button under "Login: Part of University of Michigan" and log in with your unique name and password.

* For Mac OSX 10.9 or possibily 10.6, you will need to download a compatibility patch from CCDC and install it after installing the CSDS 2014 package. 

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