As of recently, CCP put quite some effort to provide better learning material on their official website. The subsection is called Eve Academy and offers a wide variety of information. From combat mechanics, illustrated by Corrin Mor, to scanning, or examples of possible activities.
Overall a solid base of information more people should be aware of. I hope CCP spends a bit more effort advertising these contents as their quality is high and well worth knowing for veterans alike. And may it just to link it to a new player.
If you haven’t yet, go and give it a look. It’s worth the time, and may it only to enjoy some well-done web design.