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The present study demonstrates the growth of Crystallography literature for the period 1989-2013. A total of 45320 records were extracted from the Web of Science Database for twenty five years which is used as main source of primary data for the present study. The growth models were applied for the literature of Crystallography. The result of the study indicates that, the Relative Growth Rate (RGR) of Crystallography publication found to be decreasing trend and Doubling Time (Dt) found to be increasing trend. The growth of literature in the field of Crystallography does not follow eithers Exponential growth and Logistic models. However, it closely follows closely the Polynomial, Power and Linear growth models. The study concluded that there has been a consistent trend towards increased growth of literature in the field of Crystallography.