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Al Harris Library WebCSD: Cambridge Structural Database


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WebCSD offers fast searching of the Cambridge Structural Database. Search facilities include 2D substructure, molecular similarity, text/numeric and reduced cell searching. Text, chemical diagrams, and 3D structural information can all be studied in the results browser using entry summaries and an embedded three-dimensional viewer. Watch this video to learn how to use WebCSD.


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  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: Unlimited
  • Vendor: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
  • Publisher: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre