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billiards.colostate.edu is an extensive archive of pool and billiards resources. Therefore, the quantity of information can be a bit overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know where to start.

First of all, if you are reading The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards and want to find the online resources cited in the book, they can be found here:

Normal Video (NV) instructional demos
High-Speed Video (HSV) super-slow-motion clips
Technical Proof (TP) physics/math analyses


If you are just looking for an introductory tutorial to learn basics, here's a good place to start:

Online Pool Tutorial

And if you just want to watch a sampling of popular Dr. Dave videos, you can find them on his YouTube Channel here:

Dr. Dave's Most Popular YouTube Videos

Whenever you want to find an answer to a question or just want to learn more about a specific topic, visit the FAQ page here:

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About All Pool and Billiards Topics

And whenever you see a term or phrase you don't know, look it up here:

Online Glossary of Pool and Billiards Terms and Phrases

If you want a complete guided learning experience, you might prefer one or more of Dr. Dave's instructional DVDs (available both in physical form, and by stream or download via Vimeo). They are designed as sit-down-and-watch learning experiences (and try-at-the-table pool workout routines). Detailed product info and purchasing advice can be found here:

Dr. Dave's Product Info and Purchasing Advice


Finally, here's a video tour of the website: