The college makes available a number of software for students at no cost. This software can be found on Microsoft Imagine by logging in with your institution.



As a student in the Department of Chemistry, you are able to download ChemDraw at no cost. ChemDraw is a molecule editor which is highly useful throughout your Chemistry degree.

How to download ChemDraw:

  1. Visit the Cambridge Soft SciStore for Imperial College London.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. You will then be redirected to PerkinElmer Informatics login.
  4. Register on the website and you will the be able to download and install ChemDraw.
  5. Finally, check your Imperial email account for the serial number in order to activate ChemDraw.

Reference Managers

Reference managers are incredibly useful for lab and literature report writing. There are a number of reference managers available.


RefWorks is funded by the Imperial College Library and is free for students. Find out more about RefWorks.


EndNote is a reference manager that is installed on Imperial-owned computers. Find out more about Endnote.

Find out about other software available for reference management.