Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Caltech Library logo

Crystallography Resources @ Caltech: Inorganic

A guide to resources available at Caltech - these are discussed in the Crystallography Resources Library Instruction class. This resource list was originally compiled by Dana Roth.

Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)

The ICSD is a comprehensive collection of crystal structure data for solid state inorganic compounds, such as simple salts, silicates, oxides, etc. It contains more than 160,000 entries and covers the literature from 1915 to the present. Search options include empirical formula, ANX formula, mineral names, crystal data, and other standard bibliographic fields.

The structure viewer requires Java and JMol.

Mineralogy-Specific Resources

Bilbao Crystallographic Server

Crystallography Open Database

Database of Zeolite Structures

Solid-State Phase Diagrams