I just signed up for Advanced Power Searching with Google. I'm sharing about it here in case others are interested.
This is the second class offered in the series. I did Power Searching with Google in 2012. Much of it was stuff I learned in library school, but it was good to get my gears grinding again.
The Power Searching with Google class is free and available in a self-guided option now. It takes a couple of hours to complete, but it's broken up into parts so you don't have to do it all at the same time.
Each section involves a small video lecture. Sometimes there's a quiz where you have to do a Google search based on the tool or strategy they've covered in the lesson. There is no class, but there are optional discussions which you can join or not. I went solo through the whole thing.
Advanced Power Searching with Google starts January 23, so if you're *really* motivated, you can finish Power Searching now so you're ready for the advanced class.
Go on, give it a try. Google isn't going anywhere, so you might as well learn to use it to the fullest.