ummm, I'll add some to this when I get a chance, right now I'm busy trying to fix up glitches that Tripod is causing with the rest of my website... for right now, I provide these links:

HowStuffWorks - Lock Picking

The MIT Guide to Lock Picking

Greg Miller's Guide to Lock Picking for Beginners

Oh, one piece of information I will include is that in most states it is actually legal to carry around Lock Picks regardless of special qualifications. The one exception to this is Washington DC where it's absolutely illegal to carry them around with you. Anyway, I hope the links are helpful