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Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Software + Technology

Find information resources in Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


ChemDraw is a drawing tool to create publication-ready, scientific drawings in chemistry and biology.

For its members, the College of Chemistry has purchased a site license for ChemDraw Professional.

Follow these directions to install your personal copy.

Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS)

The Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) client version is a repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures from x-ray and neutron diffraction studies. The desktop client version is available for download to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff, and to LBNL researchers:

Cambridge Structural Database System client version (instructions for installation)

CSDS is developed and maintained by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).


Software Central (UCB)
As a UCB student you can download Berkeley-licensed software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, LastPass Premium, MATLAB, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Project, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and Tableau for free.

Student Discounts on Technology
Student discounts available from major retailers (e.g., Apple, Dell, Best Buy).

Technology at the Library

Electronic Devices Lending Program
MacBook Air 13" laptops and Dell Latitude 13" laptops are available for loan.

Printing and scanning
Wireless printing from your laptop is available.
Make PDF scans to e-mail or to a USB drive for free.

Online File Storage and Sharing

Google Drive through bConnected : 50 GB storage for new accounts as of July 2023.

Box @ Berkeley: 50 GB storage.

Software, programming, and technology workshops

D-Lab offers workshops on statistical software, programming in R and Python, citation managers, and other technology tools:

D-Lab calendar