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.

  • Cambridge Crystallographic Database (CSD) - from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is the world's largest repository, for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures, with more than 900,000 curated entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analysis. Along with data about the crystal structure, each entry includes chemical/physical property data and associated journal article reference. Can access CSD two ways: 

Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) - the full suite of CCDC databases (ConQuest, Mercury, Mogul, CrossMiner) that you download to run on your computer. Includes Conquest for searching CSD, Mercury for 3D visualization and Mogul for molecular geometry.  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