CDS News - Breaking News   [updated 31 Mar 2014]

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The CDS/DL no longer provides access to ICSD-WWW

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Item added 31/03/14

The STFC site licence for ICSD local access expired on 31/03/14. This means we are no longer able to provide access to ICSD-WWW either within or outside the STFC network domain.

Access to ICSD data is still available via CrystalWorks.

Apologies for the inconvenience. If you have any difficulties because of this change contact us via