If you have never solved the cube before, you want to start by learning the Beginner's Method.
Printable Sheet and Notation
Here is a link to the Printable Page that accompanies my tutorial.
The second important thing you need to know is the Rubik's cube Notation
Below is my Beginner's Method tutorial link:
How to become a Speedcuber
After watching the video above, I reommend you watch my video called How to Become a Speedcuber, which tells you in what order you should be learning the more advanced algorithms.