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Erica Carlson Nicol
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Contact Info:
Terrell Library 120 K
Office Phone: 335-8614
Library Liaison to:
Anthropology and Archaeology, Communication, Women's Studies

Guides

Advertising
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Oct 21, 2014
Tags: advertising
Anthropology and Archaeology
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Apr 1, 2014
Com 395 - Science Writing and Reporting
by Betty Galbraith, Chelsea Leachman, Erica Nicol - Last Updated May 28, 2014
This is a guide for Roberta Kelly's Communication 395 class.
Common Reading: Physics For Future Presidents
by Lara Cummings, Corey Johnson, Erica Nicol - Last Updated Sep 2, 2014
This guide will introduce you to a variety of resources related to Richard A. Muller’s “Physics for Future Presidents: The Science behind the Headlines.”
Tags: common_reading, policy, political science, washington_state
Communication Studies
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Jan 21, 2014
Tags: communication, media
Crimson Reads: A Celebration of Faculty Authored Books
by Lara Cummings, Chelsea Leachman, Erica Nicol, Gabriella Reznowski - Last Updated Oct 27, 2014
This page celebrates scholarly monographs, fiction, and poetry published by WSU authors since 2010.
Journalism
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Feb 24, 2014
Library Anxiety - How to Beat It
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Jan 15, 2014
Library anxiety is a real phenomenon that can hurt your ability to complete your coursework and do library research. This guide talks about what library anxiety is and about some ways to overcome it.
Library Research for Anthropology 138, Great Discoveries
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Sep 2, 2014
This guide is designed to help Anthro 138 students with the course's research assignments.
Newspaper Access Help
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Aug 2, 2013
Newspapers and News
by Erica Nicol, Lorena O'English - Last Updated Oct 17, 2014
Includes newspaper databases; regional, national, and international news sources; historical newspapers; and more.
Tags: news, newspapers
Open Access Week @ WSU
by Chelsea Leachman, Erica Nicol, Lorena O'English, Gabriella Reznowski, Kay Vyhnanek, Lou Vyhnanek,, Lihong Zhu - Last Updated Oct 21, 2014
Your guide to Open Access Week events at WSU Pullman
Tags: open access, scholarly communication
Public Relations
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Dec 6, 2013
Resources and Bibliography for Dr. Angela Y. Davis
by Erica Nicol, Gabriella Reznowski - Last Updated Sep 25, 2014
A bibliography of resources by and about Angela Y. Davis, WSU's 2015 Martin Luther King Community Celebration keynote speaker.
Scholarly Communication at WSU
by Erica Nicol, Kay Vyhnanek - Last Updated Jun 11, 2014
This site is designed to promote and heighten awareness of significant issues associated with scholarly communication. Here you will find information about world- and nation-wide initiatives to improve scholarly communication.
Tags: copyright, open access, research, research exchange
Terrell Library Atrium Music Series
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Feb 14, 2014
This page will have updates and information about the Terrell Library Atrium Music Series. This series is a weekly event during the academic year, which showcases local and student musicians.
Tags: library music, music recital
WA Newspaper Access
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Mar 13, 2014
WSU Libraries Reference Item of the Month
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Sep 20, 2013
Each month the librarians from the WSU Pullman Libraries pick an item to be featured as the item of the month.
Tags: atlases, encyclopedias, reference_item_of_the_month

Office Hours

Mon 2 - 4:00pm, online reference
Fri 2 - 4:00pm, online reference
Other Appointments available upon request

About Erica

I specialize in providing research assistance and instruction for researchers in the Department of Anthropology, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and the Department of Women's Studies.  I work on collection development for these programs as well.  Please let me know if you have a resource to recommend or request!

You may see me working at the Holland & Terrell Library reference desk, where I help people locate, access and evaluate information they need for their research and assignments.  You're always welcome to stop by and ask me a question.

Other parts of my job include web maintenance, teaching classes on research skills, and promoting good scholarly communication practices.

My current research interests are in the areas of reference services and library instruction. I am particularly interested in library anxiety, and in finding ways in which reference interviews and interactions can combat the various anxieties that students and faculty are faced with in an increasingly complex information environment. I am also fascinated by the ways in which Libraries present large numbers of options to patrons and am trying to find ways in which we can work to empower patrons instead of overwhelming them.

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