SOE Library Workshops

Library Workshops offered to students in the SOE.

Types of Workshops

The workshops below include open workshops, workshops specific to SOE students, and some workshops specifically for Disciplinary Approaches students. All students are welcome to attend all workshops, but read the descriptions to see which ones are applicable to you.


See details for other workshops below. Please do not register if you do not plan to attend - we need to be able to plan for the right amount of people. If you are unable to attend, but have questions or would like information about the topics discussed in the workshops, please email Liz at emjohns@jhu.edu.

Track, Manage and Organize your Research: EndNote

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Register online.


Similar to RefWorks, EndNote offers you a place to store references to articles, books, book chapters, and other items you want to cite in your papers, projects, and research work. If you're new to EndNote, or just have some questions about it, please join us in this workshop!


Open to all SOE students.

Research Workflows (Option 1 - Open to all JHU Students)

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Are you drowning in information? You get articles from databases, a friend sends you a news article, you bookmark your course readings, you take notes while you’re studying, and you know you have to save everything somewhere, somehow. Figuring out the best way to keep everything organized and set up a system for yourself can be frustrating, and choosing the right tools to use can be overwhelming. This workshop takes you through the workflows of two researchers, explaining their processes and the tools they use to stay organized. Come to get ideas on how to manage your own process, and set up your own research workflow.


Register online.

Reflections on Sociology

Wednesday, Sep. 30th, 6:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Aimed at students taking Disciplinary Approaches, this workshop helps students conceptualize their POPs from a sociological perspective, and find useful sources.


Register online.

Research Workflows (Option 2 - specifically for SOE students.)

Monday, Oct. 5th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Register online.


Are you drowning in information? You get articles from databases, a friend sends you a news article, you bookmark your course readings, you take notes while you’re studying, and you know you have to save everything somewhere, somehow. Figuring out the best way to keep everything organized and set up a system for yourself can be frustrating, and figuring out the right tools to use can be overwhelming. This workshop takes you through the workflows of two researchers, explaining their processes and the tools they use to stay organized. Come to get ideas on how to manage your own process, and set up your own research workflow.


Open to all SOE students.

Reflections on Anthropology

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 6:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Aimed at students taking Disciplinary Approaches, this workshop helps students conceptualize their POPs from an anthropological perspective, and find useful sources.


Register Online.

Reflections on Economics

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 6:30-7pm

This is an online event.

Aimed at students taking Disciplinary Approaches, this workshop helps students conceptualize their POPs from an economic perspective, and find useful sources.


Register online.

Annotated Bibliography (Option 1)

Monday, Nov. 9th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Learn how to tackle your annotated bibliography in a step-by-step approach.


Register online.

Annotated Bibliography (Option 2)

Thursday, Nov. 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

Learn how to tackle your annotated bibliography in a step-by-step approach.


Register online.

Your Librarians

Sara Oestreich

Montgomery County Librarian

Coming Soon

Just Google It Part 1: Using Google Scholar Effectively in Your Research

Sometimes you just have the urge to do your research in Google. It’s so easy to use! But you've probably found that when it comes to scholarly research, Google doesn't always have everything you need. In this workshop, learn about when and how to use Google Scholar to find the information you need for academic work.


Just Google It Part 2: Using and Evaluating Online Information

A lot of what you find through Google isn’t right for your academic work. But there are ways to use Google’s tools effectively to find good information for your research. But finding that good information and sorting the good from the bad that can be tricky. Learn strategies on how to use Google’s less used search functions, and how to evaluate whether or not you’ve struck gold.


RefWorks 2


Dates TBD.