CSD is a repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures compiled from the published literature and directly deposited data. It is maintained by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. As of 2018, it contained more than 918,000 entries obtained from x-ray and neutron diffraction. Approximately 50,000 new entries are added each year.
CSD is installed on a workstation on the first floor in the Engineering & Science Library. A second copy is available in the Chemistry Department in Chernoff Hall.
Access Structures is a free service that provides access to structures compiled by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure (FIZ Karlsruhe).
This database provides access to crystal structure data published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected data sets from other journals.
This database contains 40,300 binary and ternary alloy phase diagrams from over 9,000 systems. It is part of ASM Materials Information which includes the ASM Alloy Center Online and the ASM Handbooks Online.
ICSD, which is produced by FIZ Karlsruhe, contains data on inorganic and intermetallic structures. The library does not subscribe to ICSD. However, ICSD records can now be searched in Access Structures, a free service supported by Fiz Karlsruhe and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).
Maintained by the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, IMD covers basic crystal structure, x-ray diffraction, property and phase diagram data of inorganic and metallic materials published in literature sources.
NIST ICSD is a comprehensive collection of crystal structure data of inorganic compounds containing more than 210,000 entries. It is produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Queen's does not subscribe to ICSD but users may register for a 30-day free trial.
This 6-volume set contains descriptions of atomic positions and x-ray measurements of various crystal types. Vols. 1-4 cover elements and inorganics; vol. 5 covers aliphatic compounds; and vol. 6: covers benzene derivatives.
This set of handbooks published for the International Union of Crystallography provides authoritative reference text and tables. The library has the following volumes.
Vol. A - Space-group symmetry
Vol. A1 - Symmetry relations between space groups
Vol. C - Mathematical, chemical, and physical tables