Find and filter literature, fast.

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Snowball lets you quickly find and filter through papers using the snowballing method. Start with a core collection of papers, and find more by going through their citations and references.

How to use

  1. Start with a collection of papers. You can use a search engine like Web of Science or a reference manager like Zotero.
  2. Export your “core” collection into a BibTeX file. Import it into Snowball.
  3. Review the papers according to you inclusion criteria. Assign tags and write notes as necessary.
  4. Once you’ve decided on a paper, tick/untick the switch for inclusion/exclusion.
  5. After going through the list, click “Snowball from included papers” to find all citations and references of the included papers.
  6. Go to step 3, rinse and repeat.


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