This page offers selected resources and researching tips for those looking for chemical information and chemistry research, including chemical engineering and materials resources
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
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This guide provides links to the most useful databases and resources for searching for chemical information. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.
SciFinder is an intelligent interface which helps users to easily search the extensive Chemical Abstracts Databases. Searches can be done by subject phrases, author names and chemical identification such as structure/substructure, reactions, molecular formulae and more.
- WebCSD [UW restricted]
Web CSD is the easy to use version of Cambridge Structural database
- Cambridge Structural Database -client [UW restricted]
Link here to download the CSD client software package and analysis tools.
- ICSD Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Most complete collection of inorganic crystal structures and is fully searchable by structural data and parameters as well as bibliographic information. Updated twice yearly.