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Snowball Research

Find sources for your paper or project

What is "snowball" research?

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  • Snowball research is an effective way of finding sources for your project, paper, or presentation. This research method uses the citation list in a relevant sources
  • Start with one source written by a reputable author that is very relevant to your research thesis or argument and scan the references listed. Search and find one of the citations that is related to your topic.  
  • Check the related source to see if it helps your research. After evaluating the next source(s) for credibility, locate another relevant reference listed. Roll "the snowball" and repeat the process.

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