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Cambridge Structural Database 2017 is licensed for use by MIT students, faculty and staff for use in class instruction or for academic research.

How to obtain

Download CSD 2017 (MIT certificate required)

Download Academic Extras (contains ConQuest, Mercury, PreQuest, IsoStar, Mogul, SuperStar, and DASH)


Important: Do not install directly over a previous installation - use a new folder instead.


About this Version 

Cambridge Structural Database is widely recognized as the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures, and has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. It is provided by the MIT Libraries for use by all MIT faculty, staff, and students. IS&T works with the MIT Libraries to make the software available for download. Learn more.


  • Questions on using CSD should be directed to the Chemistry Librarian, Erja Kajosalo, phone x3-9795.
  • Questions about obtaining CSD, contact the IS&T Service Desk.