If you're new to the darkroom, it would probably be best to take an introductory class, if possible. Or travel to a workshop, though I seldom recommend them, if necessary. Darkrooms can be confusing and complex for the uninitiated.

I've written a series of introductory techniques articles, which you may find occasionally useful as you progress, but they are undoubtedly insufficient in their breadth for your needs at this time. I add to them as the spirit moves me.