If the news media are pillar-to-post about presidential primary campaigns, you know Washington and Lee University’s Mock Convention cannot be far off. And, sure enough, Mock Con Weekend is now less than six months away and our students already are working on political research and other preparations.
For years the W&L University Library has been proud to assist Mock Con students with their research efforts, usually focusing on the work of state delegates looking into electoral patterns and histories, economic and demographic factors, public opinion, and anything else that seems relevant to accurately forecasting a U.S. state’s behavior in upcoming presidential primaries. For at least 15 years, that assistance has included the preparation and ongoing revision of an online research guide, which is available to W&L students (and faculty and staff) from both on-campus and just about any off-campus locations.
If you are curious about previous incarnations of this research guide, here is the 2004 guide.