There are more sites with tutorials, and i think you should try to download the tutorial when it's not so busy.
Books are good also i prefer them since i don't have the patience to watch an eight hour tutorial and it's easier to look things up.
A couple of other downloadsites are gnomon, lynda.com, 3dbuzz etc. take your pick.
I've bought the following books;
Learning maya 7 Foundation(great book for a starter)
Learning Maya 7 The modeling and animation handbook
Maya Character creation(by chris marafi)
The game artist guide to maya and the game animators guide to maya(by michael Mckinley).
On the internet there are also a lot of pdf files for free for creating specific things(like eyes and such)