GO HERE http://www.amazingribs.com/
AND HERE http://bbq.about.com/
Between these two sites the Brethren some road trips to the BBQ regions NC, TX, TN, KC, hitting a few select joints in each you''ll know.
The best advice I can give you is to take Baby steps keep your cooks simple & uncluttered. Season simplely, learn to get the meat right by controlling your fire on a consistent basis. Once you have mastered this. Then twist it how you want playing with flavors. Remember the meat is the star so let it shine everything else should just add to it's performance like back ground singers( the Spice). Less is more!