Cambridge Structural Database System
By Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
For Students, Faculty, Staff

The Cambridge Structural Database - The world repository of small molecule crystal structures, and is the principal product of the CCDC. It is the central focus of the CSD System, which also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.

CrystalMaker Windows, Mac
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalMaker is an advanced chemical & materials modelling program, featuring energy minimization, crystal-engineering - combined with full crystallographic model building and visualization.

CrystalMaker provides a streamlined workflow that majors on productivity: just drag-and-drop your data files into the program for instant display in spectacular photo-realistic color. Manipulate structures in real time, with the mouse. Multiple View "bookmarks" and undo levels encourage exploration and discovery - ideal for teaching and research.

CrystalMaker Diffract
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalDiffract 6 is an all-new, stand-alone program, designed to make the world of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction intuitive, interactive - and fun!

CrystalDiffract 6 reads from crystal files - including CIF files - to simulate X-ray or neutron powder diffraction patterns. Real-time parameter controls let you experiment with diffraction and sample settings, with instant feedback. Combine these with instant mixture creation - and the ability to load observed data in the same window - and you have a powerful workbench application for researchers, teachers and students.

CrystalMaker SingleCrystal
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SingleCrystal is an elegant program designed to make the world of diffraction, reciprocal lattices and stereographic projections intuitive, interactive and fun!

SingleCrystal can simulate X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction patterns from single crystals, as well as being able to display reciprocal lattice sections and stereographic projections.

OPUS Windows
By Bruker
For Students, Faculty, Staff

OPUS is a software that can be used to analyze and view infrared spectra collected on the LSU Chemistry Department’s Bruker Tensor 27 or Alpha FT-IR instruments.

SciFinder Scholar Windows, Mac
SciFinder Scholar
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SciFinder, a research discovery tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. You can explore one single source for scientific information in journals and patent literature from around the world.

For more information about this software, please see this GROK article: SciFinder Scholar: LSU Overview