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Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) 2019 is licensed for use by MIT students, faculty, and staff for use in class instruction or for academic research.

How to obtain

Download CSD 2019 (MIT certificate required)

Important: Please perform the Installation instructions below for CSD prior to downloading CrossMiner.

Download CrossMiner
CrossMiner is an interactive pharmacophore query tool that allows users to identify patterns and ideas for lead optimization and scaffold hopping.


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


About this Version 

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is 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, Ye Li, phone x3-9795.
  • Questions about obtaining CSD, contact the IS&T Service Desk.