The internet has been my source for information since I was about 9. Even if I am looking for information about things outside the internet, I start there. I have never been good with a book or magazine but I have bought a few glaze and one kiln book for their collections of specific knowledge. Something you can just pick up if you know the answer is probably in there.
To solve my problems I google search or come here and post if I am feeling lazy or very stuck .