Seriously.... The best thing to do is read the user manual first cover to cover. Usually cameras will come with a little booklet explaining the basics like difference b/w shutter speeds, appeature, and so on. I am sure the manufacture produces something, check there website. If you can find anything, go here:
This is Nikon's user manual for the D100, although many things won't apply, you will get an idea about how to do things.
I was in your boat 6 months ago and that is how I started.