This site has a lot of good information, but also be careful, there can be information that can be falsified. Since your new, I suggest you read the rules of the site, you can find the rules on the "Articles" tab. Along with the "Newbie Central".
Welcome join a coven of your interest. Anyways zeusuniverse is right go to newbie central. Read a couple of articles. Hear are the ones I recommend: som survival guide chatter rules and getting started on som.