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You can download a complete iPad User Guide here: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/ipad_user_guide.pdf
Also, Good Instructions http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-use-ipad-2/
Apple - iPad - Guided Tours
Watch the videos see all the amazing iPad apps in action. Learn how to use FaceTime, Mail, Safari, Videos, Maps, iBooks, App Store, and more.
How to - Articles & User Guides & Tutorials
iPad How-Tos http://ipod.about.com/lr/ipad_how-tos/903396/1/
You can download this guide to your iPad.
iPad User Guide for iOS 5