Ninearms, you got that right. I am into my second month and am still lifting light weights, especially for the Snatch. Got to swallow your ego.
Forget about learning on your own (unless you really cant find a coach). If you ABSOLUTELY must train alone, I recommend the following DVDs:
The World's Most Powerful Lift: Clean
The World's Fastest Lift: Snatch
Both are put out by "World Wide Coaching"
Very detailed (and a bit dry...there is even an engineering professor at the end going over the physics and mechanics of the lifts) and a goldmine of information. You can get it form Craig's Muscle World at http://www.crainsmuscleworld.com .Sometimes it is not posted on their website so you will have to call.
The other DVD and training book to get IMHO is Jim Schmidt's "Olympic Style Lifts". You can get that from the above place or Ironmind.com. It's got the routines you need. The DVD goes over the lifts and a bunch of assistance exercises as well. It's only drawback is sometimes it does not spend enough time on one particular lift.
Another resource (and maybe the best way to find a coach in your area) is to go to the Olympic Weightlifting forum at http://www.goheavy.com . You can post questions and ask if anybody knows a coach in your area.
Best of luck!