Greetings and welcome to the site.
If you are new to magic, I would suggest studying up on your basics. Information on these can be found in Newbie Central, Tips, and Faqs. All of which are located on the Home tab.
Another good thread to read is "Starting Out" which can be found in the "General Info" section. You should also pop into chat if you get the chance. There of plenty of helpful and friendly individuals there that might be able to help you out if you can't find anything in the forums.