The week I attended the GRIP meeting, it was held at LAROCHE COLLEGE which is located in the Northern Suburbs of Pittsburgh. I was enrolled in Josh Taylor's class:
"BECOMING AN ONLINE EXPERT: MASTERING SEARCH ENGINES AND DIGITAL ARCHIVES.
This was a great and intense class; we received so much instruction and hand outs with so many categories and links. The very first was how to use Keywords in your searches, this was so valuable because he talked about the Boolean system on finding things. What I was not familiar with was using the work NOT in your search, this was like an epiphany moment and I think it will be very useful.
The example was if you were searching Washington then you would put: NOT George NOT D.C. NOT state. That should eliminate all those sites in your search. I have to play with my newly acquired knowledge and see what I may find. Josh was a great teacher and now my brain is full.