Access Structures

Access Structures Information

Access Structures is a free service to allow you to view and retrieve individual structures from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD). The amount of structures you are able to view and retrieve is limited to ensure we can keep this free service running for all our users worldwide. To view and retrieve more structures today or to access our more advanced search functionality please follow the steps below.

Accessing more from the CSD:

  • You can view and retrieve more structures, access more curated data and use advanced searches such as structure, unit cell and formula searching using WebCSD. WebCSD is available through a license to CSD-Core. The CSD-Core also enables you to perform systematic searching, retrieval and advanced analysis of crystal structures through a suite of desktop software as well as providing advanced programmatic access through a powerful Python API.
  • Please check with the appropriate contact at your organisation to see if you have access to WebCSD already. To purchase organisation-wide access, please contact us for more information.
  • If you already have a licence click here to find out how to connect it to Access Structures. If you have already connected your license with your account then please click Sign In to use the WebCSD functionality.
Screenshot of WebCSD - Unit Cell Searching

Accessing more from the ICSD:

  • Comprehensive search, analysis and visualisation of curated inorganic crystal structure data is available through the ICSD.
  • To find out about obtaining access to the ICSD, including advanced web-based search options, please see the ICSD homepage.