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SOCI 121: Research Capstone

A guide to getting started with your research capstone project.

Get Help from Melanie

Welcome from Your Librarian

Hi Students, my name is Melanie Sellar and your course is one that I'm supporting this quarter.

I'm the Head of Instruction & Assessment at the University Library, and I also specialize in sociology, education, and child studies. I've been with SCU for four years, but I have been living and working in California for the last 15 years. 

This academic year I'm ready to support you through email or one-one-one Zoom sessions. Don't hesitate to reach out if you are struggling to find the research that you need.

Ways to Contact Me

You can reach me through email at for help online or to schedule a Zoom appointment.

My policy is to respond to your emails within 24-48 hours. If it's a quick question, I may respond even sooner, whereas more complex answers will likely take the suggested timeframe (and if it's received over the weekend it will likely take until Monday). 

You can also use our 24/7 chat service, embedded throughout this guide, for pressing questions that are time sensitive.