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Software for Science (New York): Home

A guide to download/access scientific software packages on the New York campus.

Cambridge Structural Database

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a worldwide repository of small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC). NYU has a site license to access CSD.

You may access the database via WebCSD (the online portal to the CSD)

Alternatively, contact Margaret Smith for information on installing the Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) on your computer.

ChemDraw

ChemDraw lets you locate properties information for structures and create publication-quality structural diagrams/models. 

To download ChemDraw, you'll need to create a personal account using the PerkinElmer "User Registration" form. (Note: If that form doesn't work for you, either try in a different browser, or start here and locate the download links for NYU.)

After you've created the account, you'll receive an email letting you verify your NYU email address. Then, you can log in, and you should see a tiny link in the middle of the page that will let you download ChemDraw 19.0. To get the activation code for your software, go to the Order History section of your account (on the left), then click on the first order number in the list.

If you do not receive an email after you create the account, log in to the PerkinElmer account that you've just created. You'll see a tiny link in the middle of the page that will let you download the ChemDraw 19.0. To get the activation code for your software, go to the Order History section of your account (on the left), then click on the first order number in the list.

Please contact Cambridgesoft/PerkinElmer directly at 1-781-663-5740 with any questions or problems downloading ChemDraw. If you're having trouble downloading ChemDraw, and need to use the software ASAP, it's installed on the Data Services computers, located on the 5th floor of Bobst Library. These computers are available from 7am-1am during normal semester hours, but check the library's "Open Stacks" hours to confirm late night access. 

EndNote

EndNote lets you collect, organize, annotate, and share your references and PDFs, in addition to formatting your in-text citations or footnotes and bibliography.

Guide to downloading and using EndNote

Guide to downloading EndNote for NYU Health Sciences users

Gaussian and Gaussview

Gaussian lets you model electron structures. This software is capable of handling proteins and large molecules using semi-empirical, ab initio molecular orbital (MO), density functional, and molecular mechanics calculations.

Gaussian is distributed by the High Performance Computing group.

GaussView is a graphical user interface for Gaussian.

A desktop license for GaussView is available upon request. Email the High Performance Computing group for distribution information.

Logger Pro

Logger Pro is a general-purpose data collection and analysis program.

Logger Pro is not installed on any public computers in the library, but if your professor emails you a link to download Logger Pro, or posts a Logger Pro download link to NYU Classes, then it can be downloaded and run on your personal computer, or on the Data Services computers (5th Floor, Bobst Library). 

Mathematica

Mathematica is a programming environment designed for mathematical computations.

Mathematica is available on Data Services computers, at ITS Computer Labs, and in the Virtual Computer Lab. Distribution is managed by the High Performance Computing group. Email them to learn more about acquiring a license. 

MATLAB

MATLAB  integrates numerical analysis, matrix computation, signal processing, and graphics in an easy to use environment.

MATLAB is available on Data Services computers (5th Floor, Bobst Library), at ITS Computer Labs, and in the Virtual Computer Lab. Individual licenses for faculty, staff, and students available through the NYU Computer Store

OriginPro

OriginPro is a software application for data analysis and publication-quality graphing. NYU's license for OriginPro 9.1 includes 10 concurrent lab seats. 

OriginPro is available on Data Services computers.To download the software in your lab, please contact Shereef Elmetwaly.

TopSpin

TopSpin is NMR processing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

TopSpin can be downloaded for free, for academic use, from the vendor website after registering an account with your NYU email address.

For more NMR freeware/software options, please consult the University of Washington's guide to NMR data processing

Zotero

Zotero lets you collect, organize, annotate, and share your references and PDFs, in addition to formatting your in-text citations or footnotes and bibliography. Download Zotero for free at Zotero.org.

Guide to downloading and using Zotero

Subject Librarian

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Margaret Smith
Contact:
Bobst Library, 5th Floor
margaret.smith@nyu.edu
212-998-2619