Access WebCSD online.
No need to install the desktop application.
(NOTE: as of April 2017, the only Web browsers that are fully compatible with WebCSD are Internet Explorer v.6.0 or later and Safari v.4.0 or later, due to WebCSD's reliance on Java applets for structure searching. If you prefer not to use either of these browsers, we recommend that you install CSDS on your local computer as described below. CCDC reports that they will remove the reliance on Java in WebCSD 2.0; no release date is yet available.)
You can search and browse crystal strcutures and associated information in CSD through WebCSD.
Search Functionality of WebCSD
What can you not do through WebCSD?
Learn more about WebCSD at the WebCSD tutorials tab.
The Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) is a suite of desktop applications. It has several components working together to allow you accomplish different tasks with the CSD.
Starting from 2016, we have access to the CSD Enterprise version as an academic subscriber. This CSD Product Data Sheet listed out all the products we have access to under the CSD Enterprise column.
Please see the following table for the major functions of those components we have access to.
|ConQuest||Search and retrieve information from CSD|
|Mercury||Visualize and explore extended molecular networks|
|Mogul||Instantly validate molecular germetries|
|IsoStar client||Rapidly assess intermolecular interactions|
|Prequest||Create in-House databases in CSD format|
Here are a few new components we have access to starting from 2016.
|Conformer Generator||Ligand-based drug design. Solid state confirmation exploration.|
|Hermes||Comprehensive protein visualisation. Part of Gold Suite.|
|CSD Phython API||create tailored scripts using all CSD functionality to answer targeted research questions, or integrate access to crystal data and CSD functions into 3rd party software.|
|Relibase||Storage and analysis of macromolecular structural data.|
There are two additional applications we have access to.
|SuperStar/Gold suite (Win and Linux)||Predict intermolecular interactions using experimental data. Structure-based drug design.|
|DASH (Win only)||Structure determination from powder diffraction data|
Please refer to the Access tab to learn how to install the above tools on your computer.
CCDC Solution Guide page will provide more information on which tools could be used for Structure-based drug design, Medicinal chemistry, Pharmaceutical formulation and development, Crystallography, and Education.