One of the project's tools is a radial-graph feature which helps identify a social network of a subject's connections to related historical individuals.Howard, Jennifer (2012), Projects Aims to Build Online Hub for Archival Materials, The Chronicle of Higher Education, retrieved 10 January 2018
SNAC is used alongside other digital archives to connect related historical records.
^Larson, Ray R.; Pitti, Daniel; Turner, Adrian (2014). "SNAC: The Social Networks and Archival Context project - Towards an archival authority cooperative". IEEE/ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. JCDL 2014. pp. 427–428. doi:10.1109/JCDL.2014.6970208.