Chemistry Databases

  • SciFinder-n - is the most comprehensive tool for searching chemical information and is a great resource for chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, environmental science and more. 

To access SciFinder-n your will need to register (create a personalized username and password) from a computer with a Harvard or Harvard affiliated IP address. Please use your Harvard affiliated email.  

Once you have registered and created your username and password you may then log in from any computer with access to the internet using the Harvard SciFinder-n access link.

CCB students can access WebCSD two ways: 

Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) - the full suite of CCDC databases that you download to run on your computer. Includes Conquest for searching CSD, and Mercury for visualization and 3D printing (other databases listed to the right).  The "power user" version. To access, you'll need to download and install the software, ask Chemistry Librarian for site and registration codes.

WebCSD - Online access to the Cambridge Structural Database, if you just want to search or browser structures and view the associated crystallographic, chemical, or bibliographic information for each.

Multidisciplinary Databases