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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


Anthropology and Archaeology
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated May 22, 2015
Communication & Society
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated May 4, 2015
Tags: communication, media
Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authored Books
by Lara Cummings, Chelsea Leachman, Erica Nicol, Gabriella Reznowski - Last Updated Mar 23, 2015
This page celebrates scholarly monographs, fiction, and poetry published by WSU authors since 2010.
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Feb 16, 2015
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.
Newspapers and News
by Erica Nicol, Lorena O'English - Last Updated May 28, 2015
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 - Last Updated Mar 27, 2015
Your guide to Open Access Week events at WSU Pullman
Tags: open access, scholarly communication
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 Trevor Bond, Erica Nicol - Last Updated Feb 11, 2015
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
Strategic Communication
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated May 4, 2015
This guide provides information for researchers working with Strategic Communications (including Advertising and Public Relations).
Tags: advertising, public relations, strategic communication
WA Newspaper Access
by Erica Nicol - Last Updated Mar 13, 2014

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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